Demonstrators swept through downtown Oakland Monday night, eventually moving toward the Grand Lake area, last night after hearing the grand jury’s decision not to indict police officer Darren Wilson for the shooting of teenager Michael Brown. With helicopters circling above, the demonstrators shut down the 580 freeway near Grand Avenue for several hours, flanked by piles of trash burning on the off-ramp nearby.
Oakland North had a team of reporters and photographers following the demonstration. You can read our on-the-scene coverage from Monday night here, and click through the photo gallery above for scenes of Oakland’s reaction to the news from Ferguson.
Additional photography by Bonnie Chan. Video by Alyssa Jeong Perry.
Update: The captions on photos 3, 4 and 5 have been edited. We had previously mis-identified the photos as taken near Lake Temescal. They were actually taken on Grand Avenue.