Trayvon Martin Protest in Oakland

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What began as a peaceful assembly in Frank Ogawa Plaza, soon escalated to a tense, tumultuous protest throughout downtown Oakland Monday night, where hundreds of protesters took to the streets to express their frustration with Saturday's acquittal of George Zimmerman in the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. Photography by Joseph Geha.

Published on July 16, 2013

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 Seems as though my comment has 'disappeared', so let me put this up here again:

Im fucking sick of shit media. Apparently you're SO shitty that you don't even pay the fuck attention. "Oh! Let's just send our hipster team of photographers and 'journalists' to Oakland, where of course they're going to catch violent protestors just ruining the town! I mean, thats what they always do!"


Let me just say that Im not even from Oakland. Im from LA and Ive been to my own share of protests down there. Of course, living in anywhere besides Oakland, you hear the hype "Omg dont go to Oakland! You'll get killed!!"

With that said, I went to this Oakland protest and feared fucking no one except the cops and their guns. This was one of the most peaceful protests EVER. We were angry, mourning, but all the while calm and peaceful.. Don't you fucking peg INDIVIDUAL assholes to this entire group who means well.

Boohoo, all you can think of is yourself and your interrupted commute on the freeway. MEANWHILE, I have to worry whether or not my family and I will make it alive without being profiled and killed just for being Black. So while you go cry into your vintage records, we're going to be over here trying to get real shit done.

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