The Bay Area, and Oakland in particular, continues to protest the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner. Last night's rally in West Oakland, which shut down the West Oakland BART Station and blocked Interstate 880, was the sixth such demonstration in two weeks.
The Chronicle reports that hundreds of protestors could be heard shouting “Eric Garner, Michael Brown! Shut it down, shut it down!” and referencing the death of Oscar Grant.
Though the Chronicle calls the protests peaceful, they paper also reports that windows were broken and a store owner was "roughed up" as he tried to keep marchers from breaking the windows of his establishment, Downtown Wine Merchants.
Protesters in San Francisco once again lay down near the cable car turnaround on Powell Street. Four minutes on the ground stood for the four hours Michael Brown’s body was left in the street after he was killed. Rising, protestors blocked Market Street briefly and held another die-in at the Powell BART stop. The crowd in SF numbered about 75 according to the Chronicle.
[UPDATES] There were also protests this afternoon in San Francisco, with arrests and more die-ins.