Grant protesters gather outside courthouse

February 6, 2009 12:43:00 PM PST
Protesters in Oakland gathered to demand prosecutors drop the charges against several people arrested in violent protests, in the days after the shooting death of an un-armed man by a BART police officer.

The protest began shortly before court hearings for many arrestees were to begin.

During the month of January, more than 130 people were arrested in Oakland during demonstrations against the shooting.

Oscar Grant was shot to death early New Years Day at the Fruitvale BART station in Oakland.