Some stores boarded up their windows in anticipation of rioting.

Hundreds gather to protest release of former BART police officer

Protesters have gathered in Downtown Oakland to protest the release of former BART police Officer Johannes Mehserle, who was convicted of killing Oscar Grant III and has served 11 months for his crime. A Los Angeles jury convicted Mehserle in July 2010 of involuntary manslaughter in the death of Oscar
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