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Protesters Block Streets in California
From the Wall Street Journal of Mon, 15 Dec 2014 17:47:26 EST
A demonstrator places a banner on a flagpole as others block doors to the Oakland Police Department Monday to protest against killings of unarmed black men by police officers.
A demonstrator places a banner on a flagpole as others block doors to the Oakland Police Department Monday to protest against killings of unarmed black men by police officers. Robert Galbraith/Reuters

OAKLAND, California—Demonstrators blocked streets around police headquarters and chained shut four doors of a California police headquarters Monday to protest recent grand jury decisions not to indict white officers who killed unarmed black men in Ferguson, Missouri, and New York.

Police made at least 13 arrests as the protesters chained themselves to the doors of the Oakland police headquarters during soggy weather and prevented people from getting inside.

Oakland and neighboring Berkeley have seen numerous protests—some violent—since grand juries recently declined to indict white officers in the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, and the chokehold death of Eric Garner in New York City. Both men were black and unarmed.

Demonstrators in front of one entrance held a sign that read, “End the War on Black People.”

“It’s not OK, black lives matter,” Gopal Dayeneni, one of the protesters, told KTVU-TV.

Protesters in Oakland, Calif., blocked traffic and Oakland police headquarters on Monday in response to recent grand jury decisions not to indict police officers in Ferguson and New York. Photo: AP

Television news footage showed about a dozen people blocking two roads off a highway in downtown Oakland near the police building despite steady rain Monday morning. One protester climbed a flagpole.

Police estimated the number of protesters at about 100 at one point and said at least some of those blocking roads were also chained to each other.

Monday’s protest in Oakland came a night after Brown’s father visited a church in nearby San Francisco to thank those who supported his family and artists claimed responsibility for hanging three cardboard images of black lynching victims at a Northern California university. A note posted at the University of California, Berkeley, said the effigies were meant to provoke thought about a systemic history of violence against blacks.

Campus authorities said Monday they no longer view the life-size effigies as a hate crime.

—Copyright 2014 Associated Press



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