Protesters Respond to Zimmerman Verdict with Dignity, Restraint, Window Smashing and Flag Burning

Protesters march in Oakland vandalize after George Zimmerman trial not guilty verdict

But then again it’s Oakland. And what better way to express your feelings over a verdict thousands of miles away than to drive away the few businesses still choosing to do business in your community.

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

Ah some of that mostly peaceful arson and window-breaking. Much like Islam is mostly peaceful aside from all the bombings and beheadings.


The Oakland police dispatch office said about 100 people protested, with some in the crowd breaking windows on businesses and starting small fires in the streets. As the protest wound down with the crowd dispersing, the office said that as of 2 a.m. PDT it had no word of any arrests.

Trashing local businesses has practically become a victimless crime in Oakland once Occupy Oakland got started. Occupy the Rubble! Occupy the Rubble!


The Oakland Tribune said some windows on the newspaper’s downtown offices were broken, and footage from a television helicopter show people attempting to start fires in the street and spray painting anti-police graffiti.

Protesters also reportedly burned an American and a California state flag and spray painted Alameda County’s Davidson courthouse.

Quick. No one question their patriotism.

Occupy Oakland organized the gathering over Twitter at 10 p.m., encouraging protesters to wear hoodies, as Trayvon Martin did when he was shot to death by Zimmerman.

Some protesters held a banner declaring: “We Are All Trayvon Martin.” Others spray-painted anti-police graffiti throughout Frank Ogawa Plaza, while a small contingent of officers looked on from afar.

These guys aren’t exactly making the case for Trayvon Martin that they think they are.

Protesters march in Oakland vandalize after George Zimmerman trial not guilty verdict

  • Guy Fromage

    And thus, is CCW justified.

  • Patscholar

    The black support for Travon Martin as exemplified by the breaking windows, starting fires and burning flags demonstrates how many black people are total thugs and support thuggery in their community.

  • Krystal Walker

    So Thugs Masquerading As Protesters Have Taken To The Streets To Burn Flags And Destroy Property. This Is The Ugly Face Of A Large Portion Of Black America.

  • dizzyizzy

    Since the mid-1960s, Upper-class liberals (the establishment) discouraged the integrationist strategy and bargained with black power groups and individuals, creating the “thuggery” that others have complained about it here. See “White elite enabling of black power.” The civil rights movement was once a noble endeavor, but it was sabotaged. Leftists can take the blame too, as they supported “whiteness studies” holding all white people responsible for slavery, Jim Crow, etc..

    • OfficialPro

      yes. Yes, it does.

  • Nabuquduriuzhur

    Ok, if they burn the American flag, remove their citizenship and send them to the battlezone that is the southern half of africa. Let them try to spew their hate there.

    • OfficialPro

      or send them to Failed State Liberia!

    • Harry Black

      Nabuquduriuzhur seems to believe that blacks who commit criminal acts should be stripped of their rights under the Constitution, unlike whites who commit the same crimes. This is the sort of racist garbage that leads to racial profiling and the murder of Trayvon Martin. It points to the reasons why blacks fear they will be treated as second class citizens. And given the horrors of the criminal justice system and the way in which the Republicans are now working overtime to pass voter suppression laws, they have every reason to worry. It’s almost needless to add that the Trayvon Martin case, in which the defendant got away with murder, does nothing to relieve their anxieties.

      • autdrew

        Except there is no proof Zimmerman profiled Martin. The prosecution did not introduce any racial motives into evidence except for TM calling GZ a “creepy a$$ cracka”. The prosecution did not have any evidence to DIS prove GZs version of events, on the contrary, the prosecution actually proved he was not guilty. He did not get away with murder, he was acquitted based on the evidence that proved self defense. With the help of Martins girlfriend, they also proved that he made it to the house he was staying at and CHOSE to go back & confront GZ. She was on the phone & testified to hearing Martin ask if he had a problem & GZ said no, no problem & Martin say you got one now & sucker punched him.This is also the version in Zimmermans written statement.
        There is really no two ways around it. Martin ran away & GZ was recorded as saying he lost sight of him. When Martin CHOSE to come back & confront HE became the aggressor. When he CHOSE to punch GZ in the face & get on top of him & beat him up & slamming his head into the concrete, he became the lawbreaker.
        There was zero evidence that Zimmerman broke any law & there was evidence Martin did. According to the girlfriend, it was more of a gay bashing. They mistakenly thought Zimmerman was a gay rapist! Again, all this from TRAYVONS witness! No, Zimmerman didnt profile, stalk, hunt, murder or get away with murder. The facts & physical evidence tell a far different story, Zimmermans.

      • OfficialPro

        Zimmerman is Hispanic. As such, under the rules of Identity Politics, by definition he CANNOT be racist.

  • Kurt Cook

    and then they wonder why white people are moving out of their neighborhoods, and taking their shops and businesses with them.

    • OfficialPro

      and white Liberals try to blame “white flight” on reflexive (“irrational”) white-on-black racism, to wit, “I don’t want to live there because there are black people there” (rather than, “I don’t want to live there because OMG CRIME!)

  • CowboyUp

    “Largely peaceful demonstrations,” is newspeak for “violent demonstrations.” You could add “by leftists or demiocrats,” because if the Tea Party or any conservative group acted this way they’d go back to using the term “violent demonstrations” so fast it would make your head spin.
    These occupy leftists are almost lily white, I wonder what the Black racists and bigots think about the flea baggers doing damage that may well get blamed on them? On one level, they’ll likely enjoy the additional notoriety and impact for their ’cause’. On another, being bigots and/or racists they might start getting the feeling they are being used for cover by a bunch of rich white kids with their own agenda, which they are.

  • Tan

    It goes to show you who the real fascists are. These people are anti-racist fascists, because they use anti-racism as a hatchet to make enemies. I remember when anti-racism in my time was black-and-white. But today, the Left has hijacked that to exploit their totalitarian cause. But you have to remember that this riot is happening because the rioters believed the false accusation that Zimmerman’s case was racist-motivated and because he was also a “White-Hispanic.” The real truth is that anti-racist fascists like Al Sharpton are the real racists. It unfortunate that Martin was shot, but Zimmerman did not do it for personal or emotional reasons. Joseph Gobbles’ and Vladimir Lenin’s saying still remains: keep telling the lie, and the more likely people will believe it.

  • PRT

    The Oakland police department continue to work through ten years worth of court settlements for racial profiling black ‘suspects’ leading to set ups/framing and beating. So the acquittal of Zimmerman this week would hike enduring tensions, would it not? And would it not also bring up painful memories of the Oscar Grant public slaying on the San Francisco BART in 2009? #KaleidoscopicPerspectivesMakeMeWannaBarf