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Oakland Reacts to #Ferguson in photos and audio

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Yesterday evening was a time of protests, marches and mourning across the country as news broke that a grand jury had decided to not indict police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Micahel Brown on August 9th.

Making Contact’s George Lavender and Jasmin Lopez collected photos and videos from Oakland, CA as the verdict was released and emotional protesters took to the streets. All photo and recording by Jasmin Lopez.



Kenneth Williams in Oakland talks about his reaction to the announcement.


Protesters in Oakland, California, chant at a protest after the Ferguson grand jury announcement.

Reaction to Ferguson grand jury announcement in Oakland, California 


“Black lives matter” chants on 580 in Oakland, California after Ferguson grand jury announcement 

Photos from Oakland


Reactions from Twitter

Send your audio responses to the verdict to or tweet @makingcontact

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