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Protesters surrounded a police van. A woman was injured but she refused medical help, police said.
Tony Coleman, of the Oakland General Assembly for Justice for Oscar Grant, said more than 50 people are expected to gather to "share proposals for ways to move forward" in the wake of the verdict.
Mehserle, a 28-year-old former BART police officer, was convicted last Thursday of involuntary manslaughter and an enhancement for using a gun in the shooting death of Grant, a 22-year-old Hayward man, at the Fruitvale station in Oakland shortly after 2 a.m. on Jan. 1, 2009.
The Oakland General Assembly for Justice for Oscar Grant say they held a peaceful rally in downtown Oakland last Thursday before a separate group of demonstrators became violent.
Coleman said he hopes that rally made people interested in attending today's meeting, which is open to the public.
The meeting will allow participants to learn more about the U.S. Department of Justice investigation into the shooting and ways to express support for that investigation, Coleman said.
Other proposed actions, including a possible BART boycott, will also be discussed, he said.
The meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. today at the Continental Club at 1658 12th St. in Oakland.
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