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Occupy Oakland protesters start fires, smash windows after Zimmerman verdict

- The Washington Times - Sunday, July 14, 2013

While hundreds of protesters against George Zimmerman gathered peacefully in San Francisco on Saturday night, demonstrators across the bay in Oakland set fires and smashed the windows of several businesses. 

The demonstrators, upset by Mr. Zimmerman's acquittal, gathered at Frank Ogawa Plaza outside City Hall before marching the streets of downtown, setting small fires and smashing the windows of several businesses, including Wells Fargo Bank, Dogwood Bar, the Oakland Tribune and Sears, the San Francisco Chronicle reported. 

Occupy Oakland organized the gathering over Twitter, urging protesters to wear hoodies with the hashtag #HoodiesUp.

A police car had its windows smashed, with the words "[Expletive] the police" and "Kill Pigs" spray-painted on its side, the Chronicle said. 

Shortly after midnight, the crowd stopped at a McDonald's restaurant to burn several American and California flags and spray-paint "Kill Zimmerman" on the side of the Alameda County Courthouse, the Chronicle reported.

Occupy Oakland tweeted Sunday morning that no arrests were made.

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