‘We Struck A Blow Against White Supremacy': Dockworkers In Oakland Organize Protest Of Thousands
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Angela Davis speaks at an ILWU Rally at the Port of Oakland. Ports along the west coast were shut down on Friday in protest.
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Paul Williams brought his 5 children to the protest at Ogawa Plaza
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Valerie Scott wore a shirt featuring a quote from Angela Davis to the protest
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A member of the ILWU drill team
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One protester walks from the port towards downtown Oakland
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Community drummers performing at Ogawa Plaza
The International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) chapter in Oakland organized a work stoppage in ports along the West Coast of the United States and Canada on Friday June 19th. Members organized the action to commemorate Juneteenth and protest police violence against Black people.
Thousands filled the streets to walk and listen to featured speakers like Danny Glover, Boots Riley, Angela Davis, and family members of Black people killed by police.
Reporter Ninna Gaensler-Debs produced this montage of the Juneteenth protest.
Voices featured in this piece: Keith Shanklin, Clarence Thomas, Willy Adams, Trent Willis, Michael Brown Sr., Pamela Price, Angela Davis, and Rosa Pergams.