At least 1000 people (the Chronicle put it at 500) gathered Friday evening at the foot of Market Street to protest this week's deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile at the hands of police in Louisiana and Minnesota.

As of 9:45 p.m., a threat received by the SFPD of anarchy Friday evening had failed to materialize.

A parallel gathering at Frank Ogawa Plaza in Oakland this evening was reportedly much smaller than the one that occurred Thursday.

What proceeded was a swift march up Market that included a sit-in near Powell Street in which protesters read off the names of over 500 people who had been killed by police in the past year.

By 8 p.m. protesters had gathered outside City Hall, where barricades and police guarded the front of the building. The building was lit up in red, white, and blue, and the flags were at half mast in memory of the five police officers killed Thursday night in Dallas.

Speakers got on a megaphone and delivered a number of moving speeches, many stressing peace.

And, yes, Frank Chu was there.

Previously: Photos: 2,000 Rally Peacefully In Oakland To Protest Shootings Of Philando Castile And Alton Sterling