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Published On: Sun, Jul 14th, 2013

Oakland Zimmerman protests result in fires, smashed windows, flag burnings and a vandalized police car

Protesters marched through the streets of San Francisco and Oakland on Saturday evening, upset at the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the shooting of Trayvon Martin in Florida.

In San Francisco, demonstrators marched through the Mission District, hundreds marching down Valencia Street, chanting “Justice for Trayvon Martin.”

The crowd dispersed peacefully, and officers will “maintain a presence in the Mission District for the time being,” said San Francisco police Officer Gordon Shyy, a department spokesman.

Oakland protesters, approximately 125, started fires, smashed and protesters spray-painted “F- the police” and “Kill Pigs” on the side of a police car.

The crowd later moved away, stopping at a McDonald’s restaurant shortly after midnight to burn several flags and to spray-paint “Kill Zimmerman” and “FTP,” an anti-police epithet, on the side of Alameda County’s Rene C. Davidson Courthouse.

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 – @marg1nal m4rg1n4L 

Source: twitter

Source: twitter

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