Abc reporter mark willacy attended last nights ‘Fate of Our City’ rally with a group of activists for a day of protest to mark the death of Mike Brown, a teenager shot by a white police officer. The group marched in Oakland’s Financial District, chanting, “I am Mike Brown! I am Mike Brown! I am Mike Brown!”
“In Oakland, we’re a generation of people who had our parents killed by police, our communities destroyed, and all we have is the fear of what could happen to us,” said “I Am Mike Brown” organizer Cesar Chavez, 19, during the march.
The “Fate of Our City” rally was organized by the NAACP Oakland chapter and the Occupy Oakland group. The two organizations will hold the same protest over the weekend on April 29.
“We’re still looking at where the city will be 10 years from now. We’ll continue to look for ways to make change,” said Alicia Garza, one of the city’s leaders in the Occupy movement.
Garza and others called for more dialogue between police and protesters, and for police and protesters to acknowledge that, to have lasting change, the police must step aside.
The demonstrations last night and Monday were a reminder that the people who are most likely to feel afraid are black people. Garza told reporters that she’s also heard black people have said they are uncomfortable talking to the police.
“What does it say about you when you’ve been through so much and you’re still not able to speak up? Is your silence somehow reflective of you as a black person? Is that the meaning of that? Is it the same for the police?” Garza said. “I’ve received many calls from black residents and black employees about not feeling safe to discuss anything because they know the police are there, they are trained to protect them.”
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