Hands Around Lake Merritt

About a week or so ago, somebody put up a Facebook event calling for a “peaceful protest” in Oakland by calling on people to join hands around Lake Merritt on Sunday, Nov. 13. The thing went viral and a reported 8.7 thousand turned up! The general vibe was that we don’t support Trump’s racism and xenophobia, and my guess is that most of those present supported Hillary Clinton as the alternative to Trump. But not everybody did, and the fact that this took off the way that it did really says a lot. Here’s a video of my experiences at the event:

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