The Oakland Police Department is aware of groups marching in our Downtown areas. We support 1st Amendment rights and have created safe spaces/places. We ask attendees not to cross barricades. pic.twitter.com/y6G1867Kpv— Oakland Police Dept. (@oaklandpoliceca) August 2, 2020
Police did not specifically name a group or groups of demonstrators, only to say that they are expecting groups to be marching along downtown streets.
Officials set up areas for people to march and asked demonstrators to not cross the barricades.
We are asking for people attending tonight’s events to respect our community and local businesses by participating in peaceful demonstrations. pic.twitter.com/skrOMMxgxy— Oakland Police Dept. (@oaklandpoliceca) August 2, 2020
Motorists are being advised to use alternate routes.
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