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Enough is Enough! March of Stolen Lives, Oakland, 2/6/09: photos
by dave id
Saturday Feb 7th, 2009 3:06 AM
In response to the murder of Oscar Grant and others who have been killed by unaccountable police in the Bay Area and across the U.S., the Enough is Enough! March of Stolen Lives was called to start at Frank Ogawa Plaza on February 6th. Many family members who have lost loved ones were present and some spoke of their grief and anger and desire for justice.
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It was announced just before the march began that Johannes Mehserle had posted bail and was released from Santa Rita Jail.
§Speaks for itself
by dave id Saturday Feb 7th, 2009 3:06 AM
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And police were out in force, having set up barricades to pen people in on two sides of the plaza, a full block up both Broadway and 14th.
§March begins toward the intersection of 14th and Broadway
by dave id Saturday Feb 7th, 2009 3:06 AM
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The City of Oakland denied a permit for a march, allowing just one hour to rally, but demonstrators were determined to march anyway.
§...and runs into this wall of police
by dave id Saturday Feb 7th, 2009 3:06 AM
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During the 10-15 minute stand-off, demonstrators chanted about police abuse and wanting to march. The crowd then turned around and began to march in the opposite direction up the sidewalk on 14th toward a corner of the plaza that was not blocked off by barricades or riot police.
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§Marching past the Federal buildings
by dave id Saturday Feb 7th, 2009 3:06 AM
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§Clay and 10th
by dave id Saturday Feb 7th, 2009 3:06 AM
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§Justice for Oscar Grant
by dave id Saturday Feb 7th, 2009 3:06 AM
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§Turning the corner on 7th past the jail
by dave id Saturday Feb 7th, 2009 3:06 AM
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See http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2009/02/06/18568600.php and http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2009/02/06/18568649.php for more on the first scheduled arraignments for those arrested in the Oscar Grant Rebellion.
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§Demonstrators were walled in for most of the march
by dave id Saturday Feb 7th, 2009 3:06 AM
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§Heading up Broadway
by dave id Saturday Feb 7th, 2009 3:06 AM
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§We are all Oscar Grant
by dave id Saturday Feb 7th, 2009 3:06 AM
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Demonstrators lay in the street on 14th
§Re-entering Frank Ogawa Plaza
by dave id Saturday Feb 7th, 2009 3:06 AM
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§They're called pigs for a reason
by dave id Saturday Feb 7th, 2009 3:06 AM
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§Family members of victims of police killings
by dave id Saturday Feb 7th, 2009 3:06 AM
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As the crowd was beginning to disperse, several police surrounded one demonstrator with a bandana over his face and demanded that he remove it. Other demonstrators moved in to defend him, and after a few tense minutes the cops backed off and allowed the person with the bandana to leave.
§Enough is Enough! March of Stolen Lives video
by dave id Saturday Feb 7th, 2009 4:46 PM
Video from the march can be found at

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Saturday Feb 7th, 2009 10:38 AM
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Hard Knock Radio, for February 6, 2009
http://kpfa.org/archive/id/48225
by :-D
Saturday Feb 7th, 2009 11:01 AM
After intense days confronting huge numbers of excessively aggressive cops, it can be relieving to have a good laugh:
http://www.comedycentral.com/shows/reno_911/videos/index.jhtml
by 0100
Saturday Feb 7th, 2009 3:03 PM
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