Surreal moment in Oakland. About 200 mostly black families rally with police to call for an end to the epidemic of gun violence. Mothers at the stage mourning recently murdered children. In the back, less than a dozen mostly white antifa protesters assembled to jeer them. pic.twitter.com/uuE9Sohhkm— Lee Fang (@lhfang) July 10, 2021
Dramatic confrontation before I got there. A lot of the anti-violence activists from East Oakland said they were disappointed in the white anti-police antifa protesters, said they seemed close minded and disconnected from the actual violence in the city. https://t.co/UEByf9WH5E— Lee Fang (@lhfang) July 10, 2021
I don’t wish death on anyone.
This is what we said was going to happen though. We said there was going to be an explosion in violent crime in mostly poor and black neighborhoods because of the War on the Police.
Note: Progressive activists showed up in Oakland to protest the grieving black families.