Thugs in Oakland Vandalize After Zimmerman Verdict

From Fox News.

Demonstrators from coast-to-coast boisterously — yet for the most part peacefully — rallied Saturday night and into Sunday afternoon in protest of a long-awaited verdict that acquitted Floridian George Zimmerman in the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.

Sporadic reports of vandalism trickled out of West Coast cities, and specifically Oakland, where demonstrators massed under the residual hours of Saturday sunlight, just after the verdict was rendered by a six-person, all-female jury of Floridians shortly before 10 p.m. ET.

……Protests are planned in Boston, Detroit, Baltimore, San Francisco and other cities.
Meanwhile, Mark O’Mara, who defended Zimmerman at trial, suggested his client’s safety was at risk. “There still is a fringe element that wants revenge,” O’Mara said. “They won’t listen to a verdict of not guilty.”

……Overnight in California, there were sporadic reports of vandalism, including the halt of a passenger train, the burning of American and California flags, the lighting of small fires in city roadways, shattered storefront windows and the spray painting of a courthouse, as well as the damaging of a police squad car.

In Oakland, police said about 100 people protested, with some among the crowd breaking windows and starting fires in the streets. As the protest eventually fizzled, the office of police information added that it had no word of any arrests as of 2 a.m. local time.

However, some Oakland marchers reportedly vandalized a police squad car, and police were — at one point – forced to form a line to block the protesters’ path.

The Oakland Tribune reported some downtown office windows had been shattered, and footage from a television helicopter portrayed people starting fires in the street and spray painting anti-police graffiti. Protesters, there, also reportedly burned an American, and California state flag and spray painted Alameda County’s Davidson courthouse.

I don’t know about those other planned protests, but the one in the cesspool of Detroit will probably be a bloody doozy.

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