Oakland 11/09/2016

documentary photography //  protests

Project Description

Following Donald Trump’s victory in the Presidential election in November 2016, US citizens took to the streets in force and often, to express their disapproval with the state of the union.

This featured “Day” is part of an on-going project to share what I see, while covering various protests throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.

Project Detail

Date 

November 9, 2016 (Post Election Day)

Location

Broadway, Oakland, CA

November 9, 2016 – Oakland

I arrived shortly after the mayhem had fully wained, hell bent on capturing the calm following the storm. After a quick Lyft ride, I landed on Broadway (downtown Oakland) some time around 1AM. I was immediately struck by a deep sense of eerie, with barely a soul in the street and I a city left in ruin.

For over an hour, I kicked along, playing hopscotch over the tattered debris of discarded protest signs. The charred remains of what was once a dumpster, random left shoes and an endless twinkling of glass shards littering the pavement twinkling stars, leading up to their respective storefronts.

 

  • ESTIMATED CROWD SIZE: ~7000
  • ARRESTS: 30
  • OFFICERS INJURED: 3
  • ESTIMATED REPORTS OF VANDALISM: 16
  • TRASH CAN FIRES: 40
  • “NON-LETHAL” WEAPONRY USED: CS Gas Dispersion Grenade

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