Peaceful march for Oscar Grant on Martin Luther King holiday

Hundreds marched and rallied in Oakland on Martin Luther King Day to protest police terrorism and call for justice for Oscar Grant.

Leaders from the Black Power Movement and the growing resistance of the African community in the form of leaders young and old were present," Uhuru Solidarity reports. "A significant outpouring of solidarity from Mexican, Asian and white people for the struggle for African liberation as we marched through the historic African community of West Oakland, past the Oakland headquarters of the Marcus Garvey movement to the sites where Black Panther Party founder Huey P. Newton was assassinated by the government to Li'l Bobby Hutton Park, recognizing the government's brutal attack on the African freedom struggle and the strength of the organized resistance of the freedom fighters in the struggle."

Oscar Grant was murdered by BART police officer Johannes Mehserle on New Year's Day. There are have been a number of protests in response to the execution style slaying. Mehserle was arrested earlier this month.

The march, held on the holiday of freedom fighter Martin Luther King, Jr., was organized by the Uhuru House of Oakland. Uhuru has called for a "Tribunal to charge the city and other officials with crimes of genocide against the African community" on Saturday, January 31. The "People's Court" will take place at the Uhuru House located at 7911 MacArthur Blvd in East Oakland.

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