Oakland protesters set fire to courthouse and vandalize

  

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Via:  texan1211  •  2 weeks ago  •  9 comments

By:   MSN

Oakland protesters set fire to courthouse and vandalize
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A protest through the streets of downtown Oakland, California, in support of racial justice and police reform turned violent when "agitators" among the demonstrators set fire to a courthouse, vandalized a police station and shot fireworks at officers, authorities said. About 700 demonstrators participated in what started as a peaceful march Saturday night but then some broke from the larger group and smashed windows,...

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Oakland protesters set fire to courthouse and vandalize

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A protest through the streets of downtown Oakland, California, in support of racial justice and police reform turned violent when "agitators" among the demonstrators set fire to a courthouse, vandalized a police station and shot fireworks at officers, authorities said.

© Provided by Associated Press A protester wrapped in an American flag spray painted with "Black Lives Matter" marches down a street during a protest on Saturday, July 25, 2020, in Oakland, Calif. Protesters in California set fire to a courthouse, damaged a police station and assaulted officers after a peaceful demonstration intensified late Saturday, Oakland police said. (AP Photo/Christian Monterrosa) © Provided by Associated Press Police chase after protesters who refused to disperse at a protest on Saturday, July 25, 2020, in Oakland, Calif. Protesters in California set fire to a courthouse, damaged a police station and assaulted officers after a peaceful demonstration intensified late Saturday, Oakland police said. (AP Photo/Christian Monterrosa)

About 700 demonstrators participated in what started as a peaceful march Saturday night but then some broke from the larger group and smashed windows, spray-painted graffiti and pointed lasers at officers, the Oakland Police Department said on Twitter. Several tweets called for peace and asked organizers to "help us provide safe spaces and safe places for demonstrators."

© Provided by Associated Press Protesters watch a flare inside of a federal building during a protest on Saturday, July 25, 2020, in Oakland, Calif. Protesters in California set fire to a courthouse, damaged a police station and assaulted officers after a peaceful demonstration intensified late Saturday, Oakland police said. (AP Photo/Christian Monterrosa)

Several fires were set in the downtown area, including one at the Alameda County Superior Courthouse that was quickly contained. Police said protesters at one point were "breaking windows and chanting racial slurs at residents." Photos tweeted by the department showed broken glass and paint splattered on the police headquarters building.

© Provided by Associated Press A Citibank is vandalized during a protest on Saturday, July 25, 2020, in Oakland, Calif. Protesters in California set fire to a courthouse, damaged a police station and assaulted officers after a peaceful demonstration intensified late Saturday, Oakland police said. (AP Photo/Christian Monterrosa)

Video posted by police showed a man kicking down barricades in front of the building after an "unlawful assembly" was declared by police around 11:30 p.m. and officers asked the crowd to disperse. Police said they made several arrests but did not provide details. There were no immediate reports of injuries to protesters or officers.

© Provided by Associated Press A protester holds a sign calling for the defunding of police at a protest on Saturday, July 25, 2020, in Oakland, Calif. Protesters in California set fire to a courthouse, damaged a police station and assaulted officers after a peaceful demonstration intensified late Saturday, Oakland police said. (AP Photo/Christian Monterrosa)

The protest began earlier Saturday evening with groups such as the "Wall of Moms," similar to a group that formed in Portland, Oregon, as protesters faced off with U.S. agents deployed to that city to guard a federal courthouse. President Donald Trump had sent the federal agents to clamp down on protests that have occurred nightly since the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis on May 25.


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Texan1211
1  seeder  Texan1211    2 weeks ago

And yet another "PEACEFUL PROTEST"!

When are folks going to stop pretending that this is peaceful?

 
 
 
Greg Jones
1.1  Greg Jones  replied to  Texan1211 @1    2 weeks ago

I suspect a large percentage of American citizens are getting "peaceful protest fatigue" and getting really fed up and tired of this pointless and ceaseless violence and domestic terrorism.

The Democrats seem to support their every riot, looting, and burning, and are likely to be severely punished by the voters in the coming election.

Their lack of action does not bode well for the Democrat mayors and some governors who are allowing the thugs to take over sections of their cities.

I think Trump is wise to withhold any further marshal deployment until the idiot politicians beg for it. Most patriotic Americans will applaud his action

 
 
 
Ronin2
1.2  Ronin2  replied to  Texan1211 @1    2 weeks ago

The left and media simply don't care. Anything the protesters do is justified by Trump being President.

It is time for all of the liberal left cities to take care of themselves. Any destruction they allow their Brown Shirt "protesters" to do they are responsible for. No federal aid, no federal assistance, and no federal bail outs. They are on their own.  Maybe it the money goes away they will realize the destruction caused by their Brown Shirts is not in their best interests.

 
 
 
XDm9mm
1.3  XDm9mm  replied to  Texan1211 @1    2 weeks ago
When are folks going to stop pretending that this is peaceful?

To the asshats calling it peaceful, it likely is peaceful.   Their concept of peaceful and law breaking are appreciably different than that of actual law biding citizens with jobs and families to provide for as opposed to burning down their cities.

 
 
 
MAGA
1.4  MAGA  replied to  Texan1211 @1    2 weeks ago

When they lose the next election because people can’t stand it anymore.  

 
 
 
XDm9mm
2  XDm9mm    2 weeks ago

Does anyone remember this episode of Judge Judy?   It's an oldie but goodie!!

 
 
 
dennis smith
2.1  dennis smith  replied to  XDm9mm @2    2 weeks ago

Does he sound like a peaceful person or just a misunderstood teenager?

 
 
 
Texan1211
3  seeder  Texan1211    2 weeks ago

Might be a little ironic if the courthouse was a polling place and unable to open because of the arson.

Let's see if anyone bitches about a polling place frequented by blacks getting closed because of idiotic protests, riots, looting, and arson.

 
 
 
MAGA
3.1  MAGA  replied to  Texan1211 @3    2 weeks ago

They’d demand alternative polling places.  

 
 
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