‘Baltimore, we got your back!’ heralds May Day vandalism, violence in Oakland

‘Baltimore, we got your back!’ heralds May Day vandalism, violence in Oakland

[Ed. – Because dogs gotta bark.]

Following in the Bay area tradition of Occupy, social justice, and union operative campaigns led by leftist community organizers, hundreds of protestors flooded the streets of Oakland on May Day eve, echoing rioters in Baltimore with progressively violent and destructive actions.

Profanity against police rang out alongside reported chants of “Baltimore, we got your back!” The aggressive jubilation came after planned daytime marches on both sides of the bay. Those marches championed many leftist rally cries as well as the announcement that six police officers would be charged in the death of Baltimore resident Freddie Gray.

As night fell and destruction surged, vehicles were set ablaze, and over 40 car windows were smashed at just one local auto dealership, reported the San Francisco Chronicle. The young crowd was racially mixed. …

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Protest organizer Cat Brooks’ declaration, “We took to the streets to demand an end to state-sponsored violence. [Definitely.  Only civilian violence for us. – Ed.]  … Let Baltimore hear you! … Now is the time to organize the masses,” recorded the Chronicle, fueled the emotion of the masses. Brooks, a veteran community organizer and Occupy movement advocate, was quoted previously as saying, “I believe in a diversity of tactics. If you are fully aware of the risks, then you have to do what you have to do,” while she blamed police for 99% of violence. She told the Chronicle that she doesn’t condemn violence and stated a need to “engage more of the masses.”

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