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Press Conference and Street March After Mehserle Preliminary Hearing, Oakland, 5/18/09: photos
by dave id
Monday May 18th, 2009 10:36 PM
Supporters for justice for Oscar Grant regrouped on the steps of the Alameda County court house about 1pm to speak out and for a statement by Cephus Johnson, Oscar Grant's uncle, who had attended the day's hearing. Afterwards, a group of protesters marched throughout the streets of downtown Oakland, where police arrested one person for marching in the street and cited another for a bicycle infraction.
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for more photos, see
Morning Demonstrations at Johannes Mehserle Preliminary Hearing, Oakland, 5/18/09
http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2009/05/18/18595793.php

Video of various speakers throughout the day will be forthcoming.
§Tony Coleman of One Fam MCd the afternoon session outside
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http://onefam.org
§Krystof of No Justice No BART
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http://nojusticenobart.blogspot.com
§speaker
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§speaker
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§speaker from By Any Means Necessary
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http://www.bamn.com
§Cephus Johnson speaks after preliminary hearing
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§March heads up 12th Street toward Broadway
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§Stolen Lives banner
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§March circled intersection at Broadway several times
by dave id Monday May 18th, 2009 10:36 PM
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... leaving trailing cops unsure what to do without blocking traffic themselves.
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... while numerous other non-protesting cyclists cruise up and down sidewalks and in the streets all around. When asked later, a female supervising officer explained that this particular person's bike-riding was somehow inciteful to the protest, even though he was riding normally on the street with traffic.
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§I am Oscar Grant!
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The march headed back up to the area of 14th and Broadway and then, after a brief moment of tension when cops threatened to charge a demonstrator with vandalism for drumming on a city trash can with a spoon, people dispersed of their own volition without further incident from the police.