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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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  1. G on July 23, 2010 at 2:54 am

    I am so thankful that this was the ideal protest ever. Why is that when African Americans want to show civil disobedience, they are represented by the worst – Rodney King riots and burning cars? Blacks went to Walnut Creek and disparaged the city. Did they instead want to see it burn down?

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