‘Kill pigs’ riot erupts in Oakland in response to Zimmerman verdict

After deliberating for more than 16 hours, a jury found George Zimmerman not guilty of second-degree murder and manslaughter late Saturday evening.

The verdict is the culmination of a case that captured the nation’s attention and the outcome had authorities bracing for the possibility of tensions boiling over into wide-scale demonstrations and rioting.

And while the scene outside the courthouse in Sanford, Fla., was quiet and orderly after the verdict was announced, some 3000 miles away, in Oakland, Calif., the story was very different.

About 125 protesters, upset at the acquittal of Zimmerman, took to the streets of Oakland on Saturday evening starting several fires, smashing windows and trashing police vehicles. One police car can be seen with the words “Kill Pigs” spray painted on it.

The remnants of Occupy Oakland look to be behind the mayhem, which comes as no surprise.

At the height of the Occupy Wall Street movement, the city degenerated into chaos with widespread rioting and burning.  Actions that were spurred on by the conciliatory reaction of Oakland Mayor Jean Quan, according to some.

While the protestors claim to be reacting in support of Trayvon Martin, history tells us that these folks just like to destroy things. Some scenes from Oakland on Saturday night, via Twitchy:

 

 

 

 

 

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Tom Tillison

Tom Tillison

Tom is a grassroots activist who distinguished himself as one of the top conservative bloggers in Florida before joining BizPac Review.
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124 thoughts on “‘Kill pigs’ riot erupts in Oakland in response to Zimmerman verdict

  1. Cary says:

    Malcolm Sharpton, and Jesse spit in your food Jackson !

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  3. Jenna says:

    America has certainly become a sad state when people are able to shoot unarmed teenagers and butcher their own children and get away with it!

    1. Ben says:

      Complete nonsense you are actually fool. This was self defence the police can't protect you.

  4. Agent Whitebread says:

    This is just one example of those who think their own race doesn't cause trouble in the streets.
    http://jezebel.com/5958526/here-are-some-intellig

  5. Michele says:

    F**king shoot all the rioters and than bulldoze their bodies into a mass grave. These people are terrorist, using terrorist actions to get their own way. They need to be treated like terrorist.

    1. Bjørn Hjelmerud says:

      Shoot the cops, they are the terrorists 🙂

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