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Small but Mighty Sunnyvale Demonstration for Black Lives Matter
by Residents Show Up, Speak Out
Monday Oct 5th, 2020 5:02 PM
October 3 Black Lives Matter protest in Sunnyvale, California
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Photos by Simona Martin, Pro Bono Photo

On October 3, a small but vibrant group gathered in Murphy Park in Sunnyvale and marched to Murphy Avenue, a downtown section filled with restaurants and bars. While demonstrators gathered, the park was circled by a truck with Trump banner. They were later confronted by a single ad-hoc counter-protester on the restaurant row.

In their event announcement, organizers said while we mourn the dead we must fight like hell for the living, resist white supremacy and systemic violence in Sunnyvale, be loud and be active. "Last Wednesday night we gathered to protest the decision on #Breonnataylor case. That evening we were met with hostile community members shouting 'All Lives Matter' [and] 'Blue Lives Matter' as well as an excessive number of police officers trying to intimidate us and deter us from protesting on public property."

Their announcement stated, "In our city we will not tolerate racism, anti-blackness, or injustices done to our Black Brothers and Sisters happening nationwide" and reminded demonstrators to wear masks.
§Intimidation Tactics
by Residents Show Up, Speak Out
Monday Oct 5th, 2020 5:02 PM
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A truck with US flags and Trump banner circled the park where BLM demonstrators gathered
§Speaker on Murphy Ave.
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Monday Oct 5th, 2020 5:02 PM
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§Nearby flag mask wearers observe
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Monday Oct 5th, 2020 5:02 PM
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§Who else is watching?
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Monday Oct 5th, 2020 5:02 PM
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§Sign on right -- Racist Bay Area History
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Monday Oct 5th, 2020 5:02 PM
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§Closeup Bay Area Racist History
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Monday Oct 5th, 2020 5:02 PM
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Sign shows here law prohibited non-whites from gathering after dusk 1880’s - 1960’s
§Masks for sale
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Monday Oct 5th, 2020 5:02 PM
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§Poster
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Monday Oct 5th, 2020 5:02 PM
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§March
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§March
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§Historic street
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by No Fascism
Monday Oct 5th, 2020 7:09 PM
Usually nothing ever happens in Sunnyvale, or indeed many of the South Bay cities. Most of the residents are transplanted techies who really just don't care about anything but getting wealthy. So it's good to see a few people out there. Too bad I was unaware of this event, or I would have been there.
by Concerned citizen
Saturday Oct 24th, 2020 4:52 AM
The mayor has been warned that allowing these types of protests is bad for business.

The general public in Sunnyvale does not support this type of harassment of the public.

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