“Protestor on Bicycle With Riot Cops in Distance as Sun Begins to Set, Oakland Riots, 2010.” Photo by Thomas Hawk.
San Francisco photographer Thomas Hawk was in Oakland last night after the Mehserle verdict was read and protesters demanding justice for Oscar Grant held an impromptu open streets event. The police announced an unlawful assembly after the looting and fires started, and after a KQED photographer was knocked to the ground and arrested by riot police, Thomas Hawk decided to skedaddle.
Read Hawk’s Oakland protest writeup here.
Don’t forget: East Bay Bike Party rides tonight in Berkeley. They moved it from the 3rd Friday of the month to 2nd Friday so it doesn’t conflict with San Jose Bike Party.