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Feminist Vigilante Gangs March, Oakland, 10/5/12: photos
by Dave Id
Monday Oct 8th, 2012 12:55 AM
With a call out to women, queers, gender rebels, and allies, Feminist Vigilante Gangs organized a march through downtown Oakland on October 5th to coincide with the broader West Coast Anti-Colonial, Anti-Capitalist actions and First Friday's Art Murmur locally. After participants in groups of 10-15 practiced protecting themselves from aggressors, well over 100 marchers left 19th Street and Telegraph and wound throughout downtown for two hours, crossing the several-block long Art Murmur event intermittently and stopping at notable locations such as the intersection of 13th Street and Franklin, where Brandy Martell, an African American transgender woman, was murdered on April 28th. Chants declared a sense of empowerment and collective determination to no longer suffer attacks and harassment from misogynists and homophobes.
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[Pictured above: marchers gather near the "Remember Them: Champions for Humanity" statues by the Uptown apartments development]


From the march announcement:

"Now is the time to form affinities in Oakland, the East Bay and beyond to respond collectively to harassment, assault, transphobic murders, homophobic bashing and patriarchal bullshit of all kinds in our homes, workplaces, organizing spaces and everywhere else. Now is the time to march in the streets of Oakland in feminist and queer solidarity."

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2012/10/04/18723096.php
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§Dangerous Spaces pamphlet
by Dave Id Monday Oct 8th, 2012 12:55 AM
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stonewall_riots
§March continues up Broadway: Disarm Cops, Arm Feminists
by Dave Id Monday Oct 8th, 2012 12:55 AM
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§March moves on West Grand Avenue
by Dave Id Monday Oct 8th, 2012 12:55 AM
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§March turns up Northgate Avenue
by Dave Id Monday Oct 8th, 2012 12:55 AM
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§Firebreathing rainbow unicorn impales a police officer
by Dave Id Monday Oct 8th, 2012 12:55 AM
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Intersection of West Grand and Telegraph
§Anything Is Possible
by Dave Id Monday Oct 8th, 2012 12:55 AM
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§Corking traffic with bike ahead of march
by Dave Id Monday Oct 8th, 2012 12:55 AM
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§Two-person film crew with microphone boom
by Dave Id Monday Oct 8th, 2012 12:55 AM
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§#feministvigilantegangs - we bash back!
by Dave Id Monday Oct 8th, 2012 12:55 AM
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https://twitter.com/i/#!/search/realtime/%23feministvigilantegangs
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§Oakland - we bash back
by Dave Id Monday Oct 8th, 2012 12:55 AM
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