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Another look: Images from Oakland’s downtown rally

on March 4, 2010

Hundreds of protesters marched today from the UC Berkeley campus to Frank Ogawa Plaza in downtown Oakland. there, protesters converged with hundreds more to protest deep budget cuts that have led to fee hikes, furloughs and increased class sizes. Students from Japan gave an energizing speech, translated from Japanese to English, against worldwide privatization. Later, several East Bay high school students stepped up to the mic to share how the cuts have negatively impacted their daily school lives. Dozens of other groups–from teachers to activists–lifted their fists in the air and shouted phrases in unison from the crowd.

Photos by Angela Bass. 

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