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Community protests police shooting and gang injunction

on November 12, 2010

Community activist groups held marches Thursday to protest Monday’s fatal police shooting of East Oakland barber Derrick Jones and the recent gang injunction by the Oakland Police Department.

Derrick Jones, 37, was shot to death Monday by two police officers near the Kwik Cut Barber Shop on Bancroft Avenue, which he owned. Later in the week, Oakland police served notices to at least 10 people accused of being gang members in an injunction filed by the city attorney Wednesday.

Dozens of people marched in two separate protests between Jones’ barbershop on Bancroft Avenue and the Fruitvale BART station. The protests, ultimately, led to the closure of the Fruitvale BART station. The station has since reopened.

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