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What do protesters want?

I’m trying to figure out what the Ferguson/Staten Island protesters want as they disrupt the smooth functioning of everyday life. What is really being accomplished by blocking traffic around a police department building in Oakland aside from letting people know that they are intensely annoyed (expletive-based translation available on request) and giving those people cause to be intensely annoyed at them, and potentially at the cause they think they are supporting?

What can Oakland do about it, specifically? And how can potentially blocking 911 responses in Oakland help anyone?

Tim Rolfe



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