Trayvon Martin Supporters Stage Second Night of Fury
Demonstrators block freeways, burn US flag, attack reporters, hurl rocks at police
Paul Joseph Watson
July 15, 2013
Trayvon Martin supporters staged a second night of protest against the George Zimmerman verdict in Oakland and Los Angeles – blocking freeways, hurling rocks at police, smashing windows, attacking reporters and burning American flags as cops responded with “less than lethal” rounds.
Most of the rallies in major cities across the country were boisterous but largely peaceful. However, trouble flared for a second night running in Oakland where “crowds turned violent,” according to ABC 7.
Bay Area News Group reporter Natalie Neysa Alund and her cameraman were attacked as protesters “had complete control of 14th and Broadway near Oakland City Hall, preventing any cars from getting through.”
When the road was opened, demonstrators descended on frightened drivers who were forced to turn around and leave the area as police departed.
“Oakland police officers that had been near the corner retreated, leaving the helpless drivers without police protection. It’s unclear who gave that command,” states the report.