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ILWU Local 10 Members Protest Oakland PD Killer
Source labornet@labornet.org
Date 10/07/23/23:10

ILWU Local 10 Members Join Protest Of Pro-Cop Rally For Oakland PD Killer Johannes Mehserle

ILWU Local 10 members at a rally in Walnut Creek Monday July 19. Cops called the rally
to demand "freedom" for BART officer Johannes Mehserle found guilty this month of
killing Oscar Grant last year, shooting him in the back at the Fruitvale BART station
in Oakland. Anti-cop demonstrators who were counter-protesting outnumbered the pro-
police rally by 400 to 150. Recalling the police murder of two strikers in the 1934
Big Strike which gave birth to the ILWU, Local 10 has demanded "jail for killer cops"
and is calling a mass labor and community rally in front of Oakland City Hall in
September.These are photos of some of the ILWU Local 10 members at a rally in Walnut
Creek Monday July 19. Cops called the rally to demand "freedom" for BART officer
Johannes Mehserle found guilty this month of killing Oscar Grant last year, shooting
him in the back while he was lying face down waiting passively to be handcuffed at the
Fruitvale BART station in Oakland. Anti-cop demonstrators who were counter-protesting
outnumbered the pro-police rally by 400 to 100. Recalling the police murder of two
strikers in the 1934 Big Strike which gave birth to the ILWU, Local 10 has demanded
"jail for killer cops" and is calling a mass labor and community rally in front of
Oakland City Hall in Sept. Sentencing for Mehserle, the killer cop, is set for
November 5.




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