OAKLAND (KCBS)— More than 500 protesters marched city streets in Oakland Sunday for hours in a second night of protests after George Zimmerman’s acquittal on charges of second degree murder in the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.
Police gave protesters wide latitude and several officers grimaced when the center of 14th Street and Broadway were taken over by the crowd. Eventually the cops outnumbered the crowd, but only after an American flag went up in flames.
“Justice for Trayvon!” repeated Teresa Anderson with tears streaming down her face as she stood on the corner of 14th and Peralta. She said she was more fearful than angry at the acquittal of George Zimmerman.
“It’s just really emotional for me because they could do any little black kid anywhere like that,” Anderson said.