scenes from the protest and subsequent riot in Oakland after BART cop Johannes Mehserle was found guilty for involuntary manslaughter in the shooting of Oscar Grant. the verdict was softer than most of Oakland believed was just.
the protest started peacefully. after dark, a mob made their way through downtown causing general destruction.
it’s evident that the rioting wasn’t due solely to frustration against the verdict. partially a release of steam against authority, partially just an excuse to run amok.