[Photos] This Is What Oakland Looks Like A Week After Mayday

Oakland, California

The following photos were taken along the march route of May Day’s 7pm Anti-Capitalist march in Solidarity with the Baltimore Intifada and Freddie Gray. Bay Area Intifada has chosen to leave out any rundown or critique of the days events, as any critique would be as predictable as the day itself.

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61-year-old graffiti vandal led police on a 300m chase on a toy scooter after spray-painting police station

Graffiti on the walls of the Kingscliff police station. Picture Mike BatterhamMackenzie Ravn
Gold Coast Bulletin

Police intercepted the man a few blocks from the station after spotting the 61-year-old spraying ‘Kingy Boyz Rule’ and other illegible slogans in orange paint on the building early yesterday morning.

Despite his age the man put up quite a fight, injuring two officers while they tried to arrest him, with Detective Inspector Brendon Cullen saying one officer suffered a shoulder injury.

“One of the officers will be off work for one week with a shoulder injury and the female officer suffered some grazes to her hand,” he said.

“The reasons why he went to these lengths I’m not completely sure, but needless to say the actions we are alleging are quite irrational, particularly with police being in the building at the time.

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Memorial For Alex Nieto Vandalised Twice In Past Week: Call For Action

 

From Friends Of Alex: This is a call to community action: On Alex’s next month anniversary -August 21st- there will be an unprecedented vigil and community march to City Hall next day

From Justice for Alex Nieto

July 22 2014

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CON SAFOS protected the placasos (names) from spiritual destruction. If you wrote C/S below or next to your placa, you were protected from the dishonor of being crossed out. Con safos meant with safety, with respect, with sincerity.

But there were certain sites that were sacred, places and placasos that did not need the protection of C/S because the community knew they were off limits. They included the churches, the muraled walls, the graves. Continue reading