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Re: “Protesters Join Hands Around Lake Merritt in Oakland to Protest Trump, Hate Crimes

MIKEM What is your source for saying that Trump won the popular vote if absentee ballots are counted?

Posted by EastBayMom on 11/13/2016 at 9:59 PM

Re: “Protesters Join Hands Around Lake Merritt in Oakland to Protest Trump, Hate Crimes

These protests, this one and all the others, are completely unprecedented in U.S. history. They signal to the President elect that he is deeply unpopular and should act accordingly.

Posted by William B. Turner on 11/13/2016 at 9:57 PM

Re: “Protesters Join Hands Around Lake Merritt in Oakland to Protest Trump, Hate Crimes

My city. My parents city. My grandparents city.

Posted by rapunzel on 11/13/2016 at 9:49 PM

Re: “Protesters Join Hands Around Lake Merritt in Oakland to Protest Trump, Hate Crimes

Seems like people responding to Cynthia didn't read her post. Let's listen to each other.

Posted by mmm on 11/13/2016 at 9:30 PM

Re: “Protesters Join Hands Around Lake Merritt in Oakland to Protest Trump, Hate Crimes

It's great that you had a peaceful protest and it's one thing that America allows that other countries don't. As a Trump supporter, I, like you, protested as well. But I and millions like me protested in the voting booth. We were tired of big government taking away our rights, tired of being told how to think, and tired of being able to express our opinions only if they were the same as yours. So as I agree that you have the right to peacefilly protest the Trump election, please agree that I and people like me have the right to vote him in. And before the "popular vote" argument is brought up, Trump won that as well if we would count the absentee ballots.

Posted by MikeM on 11/13/2016 at 8:36 PM

Re: “Protesters Join Hands Around Lake Merritt in Oakland to Protest Trump, Hate Crimes

This was not a protest against Trump per se - this was a way to stand FOR something vs against it. In the words of the organizer: "The intention behind Hands Around Lake Merritt is healing and empowerment through standing together in solidarity, widening our embrace with all those impacted by this presidential election. We are not here to tell people how to be during this event. We welcome the full range of feeling from a stance of nonviolence. We stand in solidarity with all peoples, all traditions and all feelings."

It was, per another post...magical. To stand shoulder to shoulder with thousands of people who will stand up for inclusion, acceptance and equal rights for all. It's why I live in Oakland.

Posted by KPWF on 11/13/2016 at 8:12 PM

Re: “A New Way to Punish Oakland Cops?

Even though I was an acquaintance, former Lieutenant Clifford Wong was the nicest person I knew. He would go out of his way and put himself before anyone. If he didn't report this incident, he definitely had a reason, and a good one too. Also, I understand if Officer John Hargraves wanted to cover his name badge. There are many bad, terrible people in Oakland. Lots of people dislike police officers, and many people want to harm them. With the internet, just googling one name could give so much information.

Posted by Briella Picardi on 11/13/2016 at 8:02 PM

Re: “Protesters Join Hands Around Lake Merritt in Oakland to Protest Trump, Hate Crimes

Cynthia - and anyone that wonders - This gathering gave hope to my 14 year old daughter. That does amazing things. It makes her want to get out of bed and go to school. It makes her feel safe. If you aren't a minority, be grateful that you may not experience harassment. Peaceful gatherings like these spread love and hope to those that need it right now. I am hoping that Trump does do a good job and I'm going to give him a chance, but I will not stop doing activities to spread love and remind all those disenfranchised that they are welcome here and that I want them here.

Posted by Kristina Lemons on 11/13/2016 at 7:37 PM

Re: “Protesters Join Hands Around Lake Merritt in Oakland to Protest Trump, Hate Crimes

3.7 miles = 19,536 feet
For as far as I could see to my left and right there were about 3 people per foot. Assume the average was half that because of being a denser area (though I was nowhere near any of the more iconic or photogenic sections, then I would have estimated around 30,000. 5-10,000 seems impossibly low.

Posted by Scott Figgins on 11/13/2016 at 7:19 PM

Re: “Protesters Join Hands Around Lake Merritt in Oakland to Protest Trump, Hate Crimes

I was there today with my child and my parents & it was a MAGICAL event; powerful opportunity to ORGANIZE the progressive energy so many of us are feeling! Time to take to social media to connect and KEEP ACTIVE, Bay Area!!

Posted by SingleWomynSoloMama on 11/13/2016 at 7:18 PM

Re: “Protesters Join Hands Around Lake Merritt in Oakland to Protest Trump, Hate Crimes

Cynthia: Protesting HELPS COMMUNICATE to 'the powers that be' ~ to Trump ~ and to The World how we feel, what we think and what we want. Peaceful protest is essential in democracy.... If a nation without popular vote rule can be considered a democracy. Be well!

Posted by SingleWomynSoloMama on 11/13/2016 at 7:16 PM

Re: “Protesters Join Hands Around Lake Merritt in Oakland to Protest Trump, Hate Crimes

Every wants to ask what does prote sting do. What does this do? People deal with things differently. Don't judge others

Posted by Cynthia Cornelius on 11/13/2016 at 6:54 PM

Re: “Thousands Plan To Join Hands Around Oakland's Lake Merritt In Protest of Trump on Sunday

Seriously, he won, get over it.

Posted by Douceline de la Hay on 11/13/2016 at 3:54 PM

Re: “Thousands Plan To Join Hands Around Oakland's Lake Merritt In Protest of Trump on Sunday

i was there in 1982 as a little kid with hands around the lake we did not have social media then

Posted by victor generalao on 11/13/2016 at 2:23 PM

Re: “Thousands Plan To Join Hands Around Oakland's Lake Merritt In Protest of Trump on Sunday

My tax bracket it will go up by 5% with Trump. In fact I don't get a tax break until I hit $413,000 a year. It's good that my middle-class taxes will go up so that I can reduce the burden on those making over $413k a year. And what of the poor bankers ? They will finally have the regulations removed. We can trust them right, what could go wrong ? Finally we needed to get rid the brown people. Sure, they pick my food, transport my food, cook my food, clean up my mess and most of them pay more in taxes than DJT. But I'm told they are the reason my taxes have to go up. So Adios! Besides one of them could give birth to the next Timothy McVeigh. /s

Posted by Lou Prado on 11/13/2016 at 1:43 PM

Re: “Thousands Plan To Join Hands Around Oakland's Lake Merritt In Protest of Trump on Sunday

Ajax, i can only say that i am glad my mother died last year, so she didnt have to see this. she was never a sore loser, and calling any of us that proves what you are: deplorable. go ahead and change your vote for trump. stand up for what you believe. and watch your poor miserable soul disintegrate.

Posted by Mercurywoodrose on 11/13/2016 at 1:10 PM

Re: “Thousands Plan To Join Hands Around Oakland's Lake Merritt In Protest of Trump on Sunday

reading express since it began. thanks for being here. this movement is not going away, and anyone who thinks its misplaced or just a bunch of sore losers, i hope you are brave enough to admit you were wrong after these deplorable people and their false god have brought our country to near ruin. cause thats what its gonna take, now, for america to come back. we are going to hit a bottom so hard it will scare you nearly to death. many will die, which i do not want or relish. many will commit suicide. families will be torn asunder. our national security will suffer greatly. only those who take a principled stand against him and his monsters will be able to stand proud afterwards and say "i was right when everyone else was wrong".

Posted by Mercurywoodrose on 11/13/2016 at 1:07 PM

Re: “Thousands Plan To Join Hands Around Oakland's Lake Merritt In Protest of Trump on Sunday

Right after joining hands... jump in.

Posted by stimul8 on 11/13/2016 at 12:54 PM

Re: “Thousands Plan To Join Hands Around Oakland's Lake Merritt In Protest of Trump on Sunday

Protesting Trump is about protesting the hateful rhetoric he promoted. It shows solidarity- that we will not sit by and watch our neighbors be bullied or harassed.
I want to believe that not everyone who voted for Trump was racist - those people should come and stand with us today.

Posted by yourladyt on 11/13/2016 at 12:46 PM

Re: “Thousands Plan To Join Hands Around Oakland's Lake Merritt In Protest of Trump on Sunday

I love it how Trump fans pop up everywhere, cementing with their diction and attitude the notion that the not-so-swift mean people have won this round.

Posted by Christopher Schardt on 11/13/2016 at 12:45 PM

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