OAKLAND (CBS SF) — Hundreds of drivers joined a automobile caravan Sunday that stretched for miles by way of the streets of Oakland to protest the loss of life of George Floyd and likewise different San Francisco Bay Area residents who’ve died in officer-involved shootings.
Among the drivers was Cat Brooks, who informed KPIX 5 she was participating in the caravan to name for an finish to officer-involved deaths together with Steven Taylor, who was killed in an officer-involved capturing in San Leandro; Oscar Grant, who died in an officer-involved capturing in the early morning hours of New Year’s Day 2009 on the Fruitvale BART station; and Breonna Taylor who died in an officer-involved capturing in Louisville.
“Because of Steven Taylor, because of George Floyd, because of Breonna Taylor, because of Oscar Grant — because, because, because,” she mentioned. “This is not a Minneapolis problem. This is not an Oakland problem. This is an American problem.”
The caravan mustered on the Port of Oakland earlier than continuing into downtown the place they have been held up on the intersection of Franklin St. and Thomas L Berkley Way. Many of the autos had indicators posted on them — ‘Black Live Matter” “No Justice, No Peace” “Justice For George Floyd.
Dozens of bicyclists additionally joined in and the caravan started driving round Oakland’s Lake Merritt.
“I can’t even begin to explain how massive this #GeorgeFloyd car caravan protest is,” Darwin BondGraham wrote on Twitter. “Cars are driving in a seemingly endless line around Oakland’s Lake Merritt in both directions now.”
I can’t even start to clarify how large this #GeorgeFloyd automobile caravan protest is. Cars are driving in a seemingly infinite line round Oakland’s Lake Merritt in each instructions now. pic.twitter.com/gZrQBztK7U
— Darwin BondGraham (@DarwinBondGraha) June 1, 2020
Noah Klugman wrote on Twitter: “In a protest caravan in Oakland. While we wait we are researching and donating to State campaigns with minority candidates. #GeorgeFloyd #BreonnaTaylor #BlackLivesMatter”
— Lincoln (@linkydaw) May 31, 2020