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Berkeley Vigil: Justice for Anita Gay! Justice for Oscar Grant!
Date Monday February 16
Time 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Location Details
Vigil Monday, Feb 16th @ 5pm
Martin Luther King Blvd & Ashby in Berkeley
Event Type Vigil/Ritual

On February 16, 2008, Anita Gay- grandmother and longtime Berkeley resident- was shot in the back and killed on her front porch by a lone Berkeley police officer. The bullets passed through her into her apartment, grazing her daughter’s face and narrowly missing her grandchild. The police claim the shooting was justified. The media demonized the family and blame the shooting on Anita.

Many neighbors saw what really happened.

The police report was a cover up and a lie. Anita called the police for help. She should have not been killed. The officer who killed her and the Berkeley Police Department must be held accountable. Her family, friends, and supporters have organized to demand justice. We need better jobs and housing, not more racist cops and excuses. We need your help.


Too many people have been killed by the police. We haven’t forgotten Gary King Jr., Jose Luis Buenrostro, Casper Banjo, Jody Woodfox, and so many others. One year after Anita Gay was shot in the back by a Berkeley cop, join family, friends and supporters of Anita Gay to celebrate her life, mourn her loss, and demand an end to racist police brutality and murder.
Added to the calendar on Sunday Feb 1st, 2009 9:16 AM
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§Vigil rescheduled to Feb 20 due to rain
by Justice for Anita Friday Feb 20th, 2009 9:57 PM
Vigil rescheduled to Feb 20 due to rain

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Sunday Feb 1st, 2009 11:31 AM
200 protesters blocking street in downtown Berkeley

Oakland Tribune
Posted: 01/30/2009 09:40:17 PM PST
Updated: 01/30/2009 09:40:17 PM PST

About 200 protesters are gathered in the 2100 block of Allston Way blocking the street near the downtown Berkeley BART station.
Police brass are giving the order over the PA of "unlawful assembly."
Police are calling for every available unit of the Berkeley Police Department to assist but have not called for aid from other police departments.