OAKLAND (CBS SF) – Hundreds of community members came together Sunday in Oakland’s Chinatown to clean up damage from looters and vandals during recent unrest.
About 300 volunteers turned out with painting supplies, brooms and other cleaning materials to help local businesses.READ MORE: Woman Arrested For Anti-Asian Attacks In Mountain View
Organizers said they typically see about 50 volunteers at cleanup events, so they were surprised to see six times as many volunteers.READ MORE: Social Housing May Be A Fix For San Francisco's Housing Affordability Crisis
“And they were not just Asian Americans, we also had Black Americans come out, Latinx, Latino Americans come out, white allies come out as well I thought that was amazing,” said Jessica Ayden Li of OCA East Bay. “To kind of show that support and also talking about Asian-Black unity at this time.”MORE NEWS: UPDATE: Police Arrest Suspect After Knife-Wielding Man Flees 2-Alarm Apartment Fire In San Francisco's Castro
OCA East Bay organized Sunday’s cleanup event and plans to hold another one in the near future.