Protests against racism and police violence are expected to continue around the San Francisco Bay Area on Sunday. Protesters plan to hold a “die-in” at an Oakland Walmart on Sunday afternoon and a march through Oakland in the evening.
The demonstrations are part of a planned four days of protest over the Martin Luther King Day weekend to “reclaim King’s legacy” of activism. Organizers of the protests hope to connect King’s teachings on economic justice for black communities to the protest movement that has arisen in the wake of the police killings of Michael Brown and Eric Garner.
The activities began Friday morning when protesters shut down San Francisco BART stations during the morning commute and a multiracial group of protesters chained themselves to two entrances of the Ronald V. Dellums Federal Building in Oakland. Additional protests at the Alameda County courthouse in Oakland and on Valencia Street in San Francisco’s Mission District aimed to draw attention to the displacement of black and brown populations due to gentrification.