The streets of Oakland erupted after the election of Donald Trump. Every night around 5pm, the Frank H. Ogawa Plaza fills with thousands to share space with others who feel the same anger towards a President-elect they don't feel represents the values of America. Topics such as immigration policy, police brutality, systemic racism, women's rights, and climate change were discussed in the plaza before taking the streets. Despite property damage, broken windows, and street fires from a small percentage of protesters, the majority of protesters were peaceful and chants of "Peaceful protest!" echoed any act of damage towards the city of Oakland.
Photographing this week's events post-election has been surreal. Here are some of the images I made in the last week in both Berkeley and Oakland, CA.