Protests planned throughout the Bay Area against police killings

SF BAY AREA (KRON) — Throughout the country, and here in the Bay Area, marches are planned to protest police killings.

In the Bay Area, organizers have scheduled protests in San Francisco, Oakland, Berkeley and San Jose.

These Bay Area cities join more than 30 cities in 18 different states that plan on protesting Tuesday.

Two protests have been planned in San Francisco. Both are scheduled to start at noon; one at the corner of 24th and Mission streets and one at San Francisco City Hall.

A group of protesters also gathered at Sproul Plaza at the University of California at Berkeley at 11:30 Tuesday morning.

In nearby Oakland, a rally is scheduled at 14th and Broadway streets starting at 1 p.m.

A protest is also scheduled in the South Bay.

That one is scheduled to start at noon near the intersection of South Eighth and East San Salvador streets. The protesters then plan to march through the campus of San Jose state to City Hall.

The demonstrators have called for actions to “shut down business as usual,” encouraging participants to leave school and work. Organizers of the San Francisco City Hall action have called to “shut down City Hall.”

The protests are the latest in months of demonstrations nationwide, sparked by the police killings of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, and Eric Garner in New York.

A police officer shooting and killing Walter Scott in South Carolina was recently caught on video, once again stirring outrage over police killings of unarmed black people.

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