Protestors are concerned about the Emeryville police shooting of Yuvette Henderson last year with a high powered AR-15 assault rifle, a weapon the citizens have recently learned the EPD now carries as a matter of routine in their patrol cars. The arming by Emeryville police of these assault rifles has sparked a debate among residents and the City Council promises to look into the issue with police use of deadly force protocols being reviewed according to Councilman Scott Donahue, Chair of the Public Safety Committee.
|The crowd started out in Oakland's |
Oscar Grant Plaza at city hall thousands strong...
all ages, races & demographics.
|East Bay Bridge Mall|
Emeryville's suburban style shopping malls were
transected along the march route.
|Over the 40th Street Bridge and past another |
Emeryville shopping icon: Ikea...
|Many 'inconvenienced'' drivers were supportive.|
|The Bay Street Mall|
Into the holy of holies for Emeryville: the BSM,
what passes for our city center downtown.
A substantive protest has never ventured into
this mall before Monday.
|Down Shellmound Street...|
|The intersection of 40th and Ohlone street was blocked |
for an hour and a half.