Over a thousand people rallied and marched in Oakland this eve (July 25 2020) in support of Portland Black Lives Matter protesters who have been targeted by Trumpian federal thugs. I took the shots below before dusk.
The march then headed for Oakland police headquarters – here is ABC’s report on that part of the protest.
The stated goal of the march was to express solidarity with besieged Portland BLM activists.
For many people, the aim was to create another flashpoint in the latest round of street agitation. When the government (at least the Trumpian wing) tries to crack down, our best response is to create multiple flashpoints, any of which could flare up at any moment. Keep them guessing.
I’ll be watching for news from Seattle, Boston, Chicago, Atlanta – and of course Portland.
– Photos and report by Luke Hauser