A few blocks later, police officers blocked their path. The demonstrators deviated from their course and started on a winding path through city streets that took them through Chinatown, past City Hall, into the uptown district, and along auto row, which is marked by numerous dealerships.
Following close behind was a caravan of police cars and vans.
They were protesting what they claim was abuse at the hands of police during last Saturday’s protest that ended with authorities firing tear gas into the crowd.
The protest last weekend ended with a break-in at City Hall that left glass cases shattered, graffiti sprayed onto the walls, and finally, an American flag burning.
Oakland Mayor Jean Quan says she has grown tired of the protesters using the city as its “playground.”
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