Protesters will follow the usual drill: gather at Frank Ogawa Plaza (aka Oscar Grant Plaza) at 5:30 p.m. where they will march through the streets in honor of Martin and other young black men who they say have been victims of “state, vigilantes or inner city violence.”
"We are coming out to say no more senseless killings of young black and brown children," said Cephus Johnson, uncle of Oscar Grant III who was shot to death by BART Police Officer Johannes Mehserle. "And if you continue to kill us, we will continue to be in these streets."
ok, it’s 5:30pm right now.
i hear a helicopter circling above downtown oakland already.
live tweeting of the sounds outside my window a block from the protests here. jk maybe. perhaps i should have gone to a cafe by the lake today.