Oakland Reacts to Zimmerman Acquittal

Oakland Police Officer J. Turner watches the crowd protesting the George Zimmerman verdict July 13 after other officers emptied a fire extinguisher but failed to extinguish a trashcan blaze. About 150 people marched through downtown Oakland protesting the acquittal of George Zimmerman for killing unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin last year in Florida. Many marchers were peaceful, but some people broke storefront windows and lit fires in the street. PHOTO BY ALEX EMSLIE

Oakland Police Officer J. Turner watches the crowd protesting the George Zimmerman verdict July 13 after other officers emptied a fire extinguisher but failed to extinguish a trashcan blaze. About 150 people marched through downtown Oakland protesting the acquittal of George Zimmerman for killing unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin last year in Florida. Many marchers were peaceful, but some people broke storefront windows and lit fires in the street.
PHOTO BY ALEX EMSLIE

By Alex Emslie
KQED

About 150 people marched through downtown Oakland Saturday night protesting the acquittal of George Zimmerman for killing unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin last year in Florida.

Many marchers were peaceful, but some people smashed storefront windows and lit fires in the streets.

Protesters also set upon an empty BART police car near 12th and Broadway. Oakland police say they made no arrests.

More rallies are planned for Sunday afternoon in both Oakland and San Francisco.

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