Radical Oakland LGBTQ Activists March on Pride & Smash Banks – Photos & Video
After learning of Oakland’s paid entry/corporate sponsored gay pride event on Sunday, a group of radical LGBTQ activists decided to take action against the commercialization of their life struggle.
The group gathered at Snow Park at 5PM and marched at 6PM, circling the fenced off area before moving through the financial district leaving broken bank windows & ATMs in their wake. The majority of the 100+ marchers were dressed alike, utilizing the black bloc tactic to better conceal their identities.
The targeted property destruction, seen in the video above, is inspired by the violence perpetrated on a daily basis by capitalism & it’s banks. The main target seemed to be Bank of America, as it sustained substantial damage to it’s front windows and ATMs. All machines were left unusable, sending a firm message to the institution that the people are rising up and fighting back.
No arrests or injuries occurred and marchers dispersed about an hour after the start of the action.
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