Oakland CA. Hit By Riots After Zimmerman VerdictSubmitted by emalvini on Sun, 07/14/2013 - 06:27
Oakland CA. Hit By Riots After Zimmerman Verdict
Demonstrators smash windows, attack police cars, start fires
Paul Joseph Watson
July 14, 2013
Civil unrest is beginning to hit US streets following the acquittal of George Zimmerman, with demonstrators smashing windows, attacking police cars, overturning dumpsters and setting fires in downtown Oakland.
Shane Bauer @shane_bauer
Riots in downtown Oakland in response to Zimmerman ruling. pic.twitter.com/T6hnQlbGKC
11:35 PM - 13 Jul 2013
One police car was daubed with the words “Kill Pigz” as American flags were torched.
Following a wave of threats to riot in major cities if Zimmerman was cleared of all charges, trouble flared up almost immediately after the verdict was announced late last night.
Unrest appears to be confined to Oakland for the time being, with more peaceful protests taking place in San Francisco, Washington, DC, New York and Chicago.
Twitter messages threatening to violently kill George Zimmerman continue to flood the social network.
Susie Cagle @susie_c
And there it is. pic.twitter.com/VYXGrPMx6H
11:30 PM - 13 Jul 2013
Debora Villalon @deboraktvu
#Oakland anti-cop protestors overturn dumpsters, smash windows after #Zimmerman verdict, still moving @KTVU pic.twitter.com/Eu6p6cjNGG
11:50 PM - 13 Jul 2013
John Alston @JohnAlstonABC7
Vandals smash windows at Dogwood Restaurant at Telegraph & 17th St. in Oakland. pic.twitter.com/44qXz9xlxz
I would classify this as a "symbolic" protest. The flag just got burned at the McDonald's on 14th St in Oakland http://twitpic.com/d2k3tb
12:10 AM - 14 Jul 2013