Pro-Mehserle rally and counter-rally in Walnut Creek stays peaceful
on July 19, 2010
Earlier today, over 100 supporters of former BART officer Johannes Mehserle gathered at the Contra Costa County courthouse to voice their opinion that the involuntary manslaughter verdict Mehserle got for shooting Oscar Grant in January 2009 was too tough. One hour into their rally, a counter-rally with twice as many protesters, who were in support of Oscar Grant, took over the sidewalks. Despite a lot of yelling between the two groups, the rally remained peaceful.
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