Add comment on:

Feminist Vigilante Gangs March, Oakland, 10/5/12: photos
Dave Id
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.

Guidelines for commenting on news articles:

Thanks for contributing to Indybay's open publishing newswire. You may use any format for your response article, from traditional academic discourse to subjective personal account. Please keep it on topic and concise. And please read our editorial policy, privacy, and legal statements before continuing. Or go back to the article.

Comment Title (required)
Author (required)
TEXT/HTML (required)

For plain text, URLs will be converted to clickable links. You may also use <a href="url">link</a> in plain text articles (other tags will be ignored unless you select "HTML"). When selecting "HTML", you must provide <p></p> and <br /> tags for paragraphs and line breaks.

Number Of Uploads
Maximum size of each uploaded file 480MB; maximum total size of all uploaded files 560MB; 6 hours maximum uploading time.
Accepted File Types: 3G2, 3GP, AMR, AVI, F4V, FLV, GIF, JPG, M3U, M4A, M4V, MOV, MP3, MP4, MPG, OGA, OGG, OGV, PDF, PLS, PNG, RAM, RM, TORRENT, WAV, WMA, WMV
For playability of media files on mobile devices, upload videos as MP4s with H.264 encoding. For audio, upload MP3s.
Anti-spam questions (Required) What is 10 minus 3?

You must preview your post before publishing.