Police Don't Show Up at Oakland Nighttime Protest

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Police decided not to attend a protest in downtown Oakland where a group of about 100 people gathered in front of City Hall.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports the protest Wednesday was another challenge to Mayor Libby Schaaf's crackdown on nighttime demonstrations.

The group marched down the street singing protest songs and chanting, ``No justice! No Peace!''

With police deciding to skip out on the event, the Wednesday demonstration was much different from those held on May 21 and June 5 when marchers were confronted by police in riot gear. The helmeted officers steered crowds off the streets both times, leading protesters to a sidewalk demonstration. The protests eventually died down.

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