"Funeral" protest to be held for Oakland libraries

June 3, 2011 1:00:18 PM PDT
A group of Oakland residents is asking everyone to join them for a very unusual funeral Friday night. It's being held to protest the possible closure of 14 branches of the Oakland library.

Organizers say demonstrators will gather at 7 p.m. on 20th and Broadway wearing black and carrying library books.

Oakland Mayor Jean Quan has proposed cutting 14 of the city's 18 branch libraries to help balance the city's budget. If the proposal is approved, the group says as many as 192 jobs will be cut.