Two grand juries that failed to indict police officers for the murder of unarmed black men—Mike Brown of Ferguson and Eric Garner of New York—have spurred to action a burgeoning movement against systemic racism and police violence in the United States. (Solidarity protests have since spread worldwide.)
The number and breadth of protests in any region is difficult to coordinate and organize, but we’ve found a number of resources for finding local protests in the Bay Area. (Note: This post will continue to update as new information is available.)
- The Berkeley-based protest (which has since partly merged with Oakland protesters) succeeded in shutting down the I-80 freeway several nights in a row. Their location can be followed minute-by-minute by searching #BerkeleyProtest on Twitter. Protests are occurring almost every night, and have run down Telegraph and San Pablo. Police have attacked protesters several nights running.
- The Millions March Oakland and Millions March San Francisco are being held this Saturday, December 13, starting at 2pm at Oscar Grant Plaza in Oakland and the Ferry Building in San Francisco.
- Livestream the St. Louis-based Ferguson/St. Louis Public Tribunal, if you can’t be there in person.
- Occupy Oakland continues to meet and plan actions. Connect with them on Twitter at @occupyoakland.