Zombies lurch down Telegraph to support libraries, brains
on May 23, 2011
Oakland library supporters crawled down Telegraph Avenue Saturday evening in their zombie finest to protest the potential closure of 14 of the city’s 18 libraries. The living dead, organized by the group Save Oakland Public Libraries, groaned “Zombies need brains, keep libraries open!” to passerbys in cars, restaurants, and at Oakland’s Uptown galleries, and urged them to “keep Oakland brains the tastiest in California.”
You can read more about the possible closure of Oakland libraries, which branches could be shut down, and about a previous guerilla storytime protest by clicking here for Nicole Jones’ previous story.
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