Protesters break window and start small fires in Oakland, California

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For the most part, there were only peaceful exercises of First Amendment rights.  Oakland had some trouble:

George Zimmerman verdict: Protesters break windows and start small fires in Oakland

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Sunday, July 14, 2013,

An Oakland man throws a trash can at the window of a building during a protest following the George Zimmerman verdict.

 

SAN FRANCISCO – Protesters angered by the acquittal of George Zimmerman held largely peaceful demonstrations in three California cities, but broke windows and started small street fires Oakland, police said.

The gatherings Saturday night ranged from a few dozen to a couple hundred people turning out to protest the verdict in the Florida courtroom over the death of Trayvon Martin, and police said some of the demonstrations continued into the early hours Sunday.

 

The Oakland police dispatch office said about 100 people protested, with some in the crowd breaking windows on businesses and starting small fires

 

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