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Monday, January 19, 2015

Protesters Wake Up Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf

Posted By on Mon, Jan 19, 2015 at 7:58 AM

Most people who get the MLK holiday off from work use it to sleep in at least an extra hour. Not Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf. 

Even if she wanted to catch some extra shuteye, the newly minted mayor was abruptly woken up early this morning by protesters outside her door dancing and shouting and yelling as part of their "Wake Up the Mayor" demonstration. 

Some 50 protesters arrived at her Upper Dimond house at 5 a.m., shouting things such as "Wake up, Libby" and "No sleeping on the job."

And yes, bullhorns were involved. 

The Chron reports that at about 6:30 a.m., protesters played some audio of famous King speeches while they stood silently with their fists in the air. The group reportedly said they were targeting the mayor because she spent her first day on the job meeting with Oakland cops. 
The morning protest marks the final day of the 96 hours of demonstrations across Oakland as part of the #BlackLivesMatter movement. Last night, some 150 people marched through downtown Oakland, disrupting BART service temporarily. 

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Erin Sherbert was the Online News Editor for SF Weekly from 2010 to 2015. She's a Texas native and has a closet full of cowboy boots to prove it.

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