Hundreds March Through Oakland To Protest Fatal Shooting Of Unarmed Ferguson Teen
By Mario Sevilla
Fri Aug 15th, 2014 8:19pm America/Los_Angeles
OAKLAND (KRON) — Several hundred people are marching through downtown Oakland right now to protest the shooting by police of an unarmed 18-year-old in Ferguson, Missouri.
Video from the protests show people lighting fireworks and police in riot gear forming a skirmish line.
A number of windows on Telegraph have been broken during the march, including those at the Bank of the West at 4800 Telegraph, Taste of Denmark Bakery, Telegraph Lofts, Articlepract and 2855 Telegraph.
Protestors have chanted “Hands up! Don’t shoot!” and “Justice for Michael Brown” as well as expletives aimed at police as they traveled through the area.
Fireworks were set off at 14th and Broadway earlier in the evening, and freshly spraypainted slogans have been seen on buildings including “FTP We Here,” “more dead pigs” and “we will never stop.”
Brown’s shooting triggered protests and racial tensions in Ferguson, a largely black community with a largely white police force. The heavily armed police response there, which included the use of tear gas, has drawn national criticism and triggered protests in cities around the country.
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