Oakland, Calif., marchers show solidarity with Anaheim residents

Oakland, Calif.

WW photo: Bill Bowers

Hundreds rallied at Oscar Grant Plaza and then marched to the Oakland police station on July 27 to show that Oakland stands with the outraged community of Anaheim, Calif., where large crowds, although faced with even more police brutality, have been protesting the police killings of two young Latino men. The Oakland protest, called by the Oscar Grant Committee Against Police Brutality and State Repression, began with a speakout against police killings and shootings in the Bay Area. Family members and supporters of the growing number of young Black men who have been killed by Oakland and other Bay Area police spoke, including “Uncle Bobby,” the uncle of Oscar Grant, who was killed on a Bay Area Rapid Transit platform on Jan. 1, 2009, by BART police. Following the rally, the militant crowd took to the streets, chanting “Anaheim – – Oakland stands with you!” as they marched to the Oakland police station to demand an end to police brutality and murder.

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