Oakland student staged a “die-in” outside the Fruitvale Station Monday evening in support of the growing movement Black Lives Matter.

Undeterred by the ‘Hella Storm’ 200 Oakland Students Walk out for Michael Brown

Oakland (December 15th, 2014)—Undeterred by the ‘Hella-Storm’, roughly 200 students, hailing from eight Oakland high schools staged a ‘die-in’ outside the Fruitvale BART station, disrupting business as usual for 4 minutes and 28 seconds. The demonstration briefly shut down the Fruitvale station. Students chanted and rallied one another as they protested the onslaught of police […]

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