Posts Tagged ‘Donald Trump’

Alameda County residents talk Affordable Care Act with Rep. Barbara Lee

Audience members at a town hall meeting on the Affordable Care Act hosted by Representative Barbara Lee on February 18, 2017. Photo by Julia Vassey.

Over a thousand people gathered Saturday at the International Community School in Oakland for a town hall meeting to discuss Alameda County’s efforts to defend the Affordable Care Act. The event was organized by the office of Congresswoman Barbara Lee, who represents California’s 13th district, which includes Oakland. The school gym holding the town hall…

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Undocumented in 2017: A student protected by DACA

Evangelina Sanchez walks to class at Cal State East Bay.

Evangelina Sanchez came to the United States when she was seven years old. Now she’s a student at California State East Bay, thanks to Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). DACA is just one of Obama’s orders that President Donald Trump has threatened to overturn before taking office. That threat alone has changed things for Sanchez’s family.

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Thousands turn out for Women’s March Oakland to support women, human rights

Marchers stream towards Frank Ogawa Plaza. Photo by Khaled Sayed.

Despite the gloomy weather, tens of thousands gathered at Madison Park near downtown Oakland on Saturday to participate in one of the three branches of Women’s March Bay Area, a demonstration to support women and human rights. The three Bay Area marches—in Oakland, San Francisco and San Jose—are among the more than 600 locally-organized “sister…

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On Friday, a small, peaceful crowd gathers to continue protesting Trump

On Friday evening, around 200 protesters gathered at Broadway and 14th Street near Frank Ogawa Plaza for a passionate but peaceful demonstration. Fewer people gathered than on previous nights–which drew crowds of between 2,000 and 7,000–but protesters expressed a need to come together in solidarity to condemn Donald Trump’s election and what they called state-sanctioned…

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Oakland protests Trump victory: The night in photos

OPD officers arrest a protester in downtown Oakland. Photo by Andrew Beale.

For the second night in a row, on Wednesday protesters took to Oakland’s streets to demonstrate against the election of Donald Trump as the president of the United States.

What started as a series of peaceful daytime walkouts and rallies largely led by students at East Bay high schools and in downtown Oakland turned violent soon after nightfall. Protest organizers urged women, children and the frail to leave, and soon after, Oakland police officers began forming skirmish lines and using tear gas as protesters broke windows, burned Trump in effigy and set a series of small fires on downtown streets.

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