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Oakland Marches in Solidarity with Charlottesville, Shuts Down 580 Freeway (photos)
After a fascist mob attacked a small groups of UVA student counter-protesters the night before, the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, turned deadly on August 12 when nazi enthusiast James Alex Fields of Ohio deliberately sped his car into a crowd of antifa, killing thirty-two year old anti-racism activist and Charlottesville native Heather Heyer. Nineteen others were injured in the attack, some critically. Separately, other anti-fascists were physically assaulted in the vicinity. Within hours, solidarity demonstrations and vigils sprang up across the country. In Oakland, hundreds of protesters shut down I-580 that night. These are photos from throughout, with short video clips interspersed to add a little more flavor.
("No Trump, No KKK, No Fascist USA" in Latham Square, video :11)
For more Indybay coverage of Northern California solidarity actions:
Lucy issued the call-out for the Oakland Philando Castile rally in June after St. Anthony, Minnesota, police officer Jeronimo Yanez was acquitted.
Yvette was recently one of three antifascist activists charged in relation to the June 2016 Nazi rally in Sacramento: https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2016/06/29/18788329.php