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Young People Across The Country Protest Police Brutality & Racial Injustice

Jun 4, 2020

On this edition of Your Call, we’ll hear from young people who’ve been protesting across the Bay Area over the killing of George Floyd and police brutality. On Wednesday, an estimated 30,000 people attended a youth-led protest in San Francisco’s Mission District.

On Monday, 15,000 students and supporters took to the streets for a student-organized protest in Oakland. Diverse youth-led marches are happening in nearly all 50 states. What does solidarity mean to today’s young activists and what are they calling for?

Guests:

Julian Mark, reporter with Mission Local who covered Wednesday's SF protest

Jacqueline Azah, East Bay native and student at Clark Atlanta University who attended Oakland's student-led protest on Monday

Xavier Brown, student at UCLA and one of the co-organizers of the youth-led protest in Oakland on Monday

Web Resources:

SF Gate, Amy Graff: 17-year-old Mission District teen leads protest of thousands in San Francisco

Mission Local, Julian Mark: Some 10,000 protesters march through San Francisco in George Floyd demonstration

Berkeleyside, Darwin BondGraham: How Oakland students got 15,000 people to march against police violence on Monday

The Verge, Zoe Schiffer: The protest was peaceful — then the cops arrived

SF Chronicle: Inside the George Floyd protests across the Bay Area

The New York Times, John Branch: 'In Every City, There's a George Floyd'