Oakland Riots: Things Turn Ugly

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Chris Roberts

 

Following hours of largely peaceful -- or at least not overtly violent -- demonstrations regarding Johannes Mehserle's involuntary manslaughter conviction in the Oscar Grant shooting case, the scene turned ugly in downtown Oakland after dark. A number of stores, including the Foot Locker, were looted; Foot Locker paraphernalia was burned in the street and hurled at police. "As soon as the sun came down, the knuckleheads came out. And it got ugly," summarized SF Weekly correspondent Chris Roberts, who took these photos. Read more in "Oscar Grant Verdict Updates."

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