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Thursday, July 8, 2010

Pics From Oscar Grant Demonstration -- and Riot

Posted By on Thu, Jul 8, 2010 at 10:25 PM

Thursday's involuntary manslaughter conviction in the Johannes Mehserle trial led to peaceful protests, peaceful posing, not-so-peaceful protests and posing, and, finally, heavy vandalism and looting in city's downtown. Yes, men and women wearing masks of slain Oscar Grant's face were helping themselves to looted goods.

Reporter Chris Roberts was there for all of it. Here are his best pictures after the jump.

click to enlarge Deeper meanings... - CHRIS ROBERTS
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  • Deeper meanings...
click to enlarge Things got ugly after the sun went down... - CHRIS ROBERTS
  • Chris Roberts
  • Things got ugly after the sun went down...
click to enlarge A garbage can burns -- and is documented by four photographers (including our own) - CHRIS ROBERTS
  • Chris Roberts
  • A garbage can burns -- and is documented by four photographers (including our own)
click to enlarge Even if his family doesn't want you to? - CHRIS ROBERTS
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  • Even if his family doesn't want you to?
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Joe Eskenazi was born in San Francisco, raised in the Bay Area, and attended U.C. Berkeley. He never left. "Your humble narrator" is a staff writer and columnist for SF Weekly, which he has written for since 2007. He resides in the Excelsior with his wife, 4.3 miles from his birthplace and 5,474 from hers... more


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