Violent rock-throwing Oakland mob attacks media, burns flags; Journos live-tweet [pics]

Whoa. Bay area reporter Natalie Neysa Alund was on the scene in Oakland, Calif., Sunday night as Zimmerman verdict protests continued.

More frightening on-scene reports and photos came in via Twitter:

The “peaceful” protest turned violent:

Thankfully, the Bay Area News Group photographer is OK.

Stay safe, sir!


Stay classy!

Foul. As Twitchy reported, more flag burning occurred and one was used to light up a blunt.


Disgusting: More flag burning in Oakland; Protester lights blunt from flames [photos]

‘Kill pigs’: Anti-cop vandals in Oakland riot, smash windows, burn flags over Zimmerman verdict [photos,video]

Full Twitchy coverage of the George Zimmerman trial

  • Maypo

    Oakland seems to be the epicenter for the lunatic fringe…..Sure, the place has been incompetently run by radicals for decades — but so have other cities. And the demographics of Oakland seem akin to other lousy cities. What makes Oakland a special case???

    • M F Scotto

      Being that close to San Francisco would drive me nuts too.

      • Giant Bryan

        San Francisco bay area, is the Liberal, LGBT, Liberal Black epicenter of the USA.

    • tjp77

      Its the weather. Really good riot weather.

      • Will P.

        “What a field day for the heat,

        A thousand people in the street,


        Mostly say hurray for our side.”

    • M F Scotto

      Lunatic fringe… IOW… UC Berkeley

    • TN05

      Well, it borders Berkley.

      • Mark81150

        Ok.. Berserkly…. that kinda explains a lot…

  • Richard J Sunkle

    Democrats never hesitate to whip their slaves for political gain.

  • Txgirlinnh

    Why am I not surprised. It’s always Oakland. Every single time.

    • steve

      You must be a racist for pointing out the facts….

  • b_truit

    I’m just wondering when or if us law abiding, non trouble making, keep to ourself, quite, flag loving Americans will have enough… Oh what a glorious day that will be. Btw I’ve been there a while, just waiting on my fellow patriots.

    • Ardell Simon

      Maybe a quiet protest; everyone who can afford it, take a non-paid day off work. That should cause some “tax” issues by lowering everyone’s taxable income! This would also address the IRS issue!

  • Ron Morisseau

    It’s actually amazing when the media stirs this crap up but when the animals turn on them their surprised

    • bonnieblue2A

      For so called newscasters it is about becoming the news story rather than actually reporting the news. They’ll place themselves in any situation to get noticed by the networks.

      • Richo

        Yawn, if they hadn’t been there at all you would be whining about how the media ignores violent protests by liberals, but since they were there you are whining about how they are placing themselves in violent situations. Maybe you just like to whine?

        • Garth Haycock

          A swing and a miss.

        • Mark81150

          nice… and you people were calling reporters embedded with US Troops in Iraq “warmongers”… and telling us they deserved being killed by Saddam’s laughable “army”…

          Your protesters mocked the dead,… demanded our Troops frag their officers, and then desert.

          maybe you just hate America douchebag..

          The left has never even remotely not whined cried, b1tched moaned, wailed and ranted in hysterics..

          and your point?…. besides the irony of whining about supposed whining…

    • Garth Haycock

      Yep. I’m not sure why the media is concerned about this. The violent mob and the media are on the same side. This is exactly what the media wanted to happen if Zimmerman was acquitted.

  • M F Scotto

    Damn those violent Tea Partiers!

    • steve

      I bet all 3 people who were attacked was BLACK!

  • HARP2

    Where were the media and Hollywood when 2 black kids shot a white baby in the face.

    WELL HOLLYWOOD…..I didn`t see any tweets from you self righteous pric ks then.

    Why is that Hollywood ????

    • steve

      I have posted that on many websites. You wouldn’t believe how many people said they never heard about that. Complete shame and it was a REAL child.

    • william glenn

      young black male from Atlanta here. I’ve been making the same argument for weeks now. No coverage of their trial and there was NO reasonable doubt there. The media really did a good job of race baiting here and its soooo obvious. Glad somebody else reads between the lines.

      • HARP2

        Thank you sir.

      • Mark81150

        Thanks.. the wild eyed media hysteria over one killing and NONE of the others, no matter who the victim is, just feeds the raging paranoia of the worst of any group.

        There are children shot almost everyday in Chicago by ultra violent street gangs,,

        and the media is stone cold silent on it.There are a lot of innocent people of many races targeted by violent black teens for the sin of being in “their” neighborhood… then trying to justify assault and murder with “payback for Travon”..

        and the media.. especially that bloated thug Sharpton are again… silent.

        The media creates these paranoid firestorms, then is surprised they attack reporters who aren’t black enough for them?

      • Ronald Green

        He was 18 month old Antonio Santiago.

    • bonnieblue2A

      I haven’t noticed the Obama-Holder DOJ open a civil right’s case against those involved in the infant’s shooting and cover-up either. Why do you think that is? Are civil rights only for those of a certain skin melanin expression?

    • Damien Johnson

      because it was a post-birth abortion and they get their life force/sustenance from them.

  • GaryTheBrave

    I noticed that one of the tweets above said a KTVU crew was surrounded. That was because of the Asiana pilots SNAFU. /sarc

    • mike_in_kosovo

      Can’t be…wasn’t on Youtube and wasn’t Asians rioting. /sarc

  • Pulchritudinous

    I’m pretty sure all the people whining/ranting/rioting about Saturday’s verdict didn’t seem at all interested in the case a week ago.

    • TDS

      People that are 24/7/365 on the verge of an explosion need very little reason to blow up.

      Kinda like Muslim extremists.

  • law-abiding citizen

    How about the Newsome,Christain murders in Knoxville Ten. in 2007,it wasn;t even covered by the lap-dog media it almost went un-noticed until the black thugs were going to the courts for prosecution.

  • CHHR

    just as Zimmerman said, these punks always get away…

    • bonnieblue2A

      Oh, snap!

  • GHerblabnik

    For me, it’s kind of a “what goes around comes around” for the media. They stir up these things for media hype and ratings. They lie (leave out facts) and take sides (biased reporting) and expect to be lauded for their reporting. When the crowd they got all stirred up turns on them, they can’t understand why? No sympathy here. Lawyers, politicians and reporters all rank among the lowest forms of life here in America as they exploit the ignorant for personal gain.

  • grais

    These people don’t give a flying f*ck about Trayvon Martin.

  • Kaya Hund

    Oakland = the next Detroit.

  • $12942371

    The Tea Party wasn’t an angry mob, THIS is an angry mob. Take note lefties!

    • ObamaFail

      Every time liberals get together, it turns violent. The liberal media ignores it, because they refuse to let the truth about how animalistic their supporters are.

    • TDS

      No, these people are justified.
      Just ask any Leftie…

  • bittman

    I think Oakland was where Van Jones became a Communist leader.

  • ObamaFail

    If they’d start being harsh on violent protesters, liberal protests would cease to ever happen. Every time liberals get together, it turns violent. Or they want to throw tampons and poop like a bunch of animals. This is why liberalism needs to be outlawed in this country.

  • TDS

    Let’s go out and violently attack people in protest because we are upset that people believed that one of our own could have possibly violently attacked someone and caused them to shoot back in self defense!
    Hooray for hypocrisy!!!

  • walterc

    Do these people think the judge is going to reverse the Jury’s decision because they decide to destroy their own neighborhood? Or do they think the government should just throw Zimmerman in jail without charge because they decide to destroy their own neighborhood?

    It defies all logic.

    • Secede

      They just want Free Stuff and to beat up some White people- just like always

  • Right Wired

    Liberalism’s failure is now complete.

  • dogwonder

    What you think those violent thugs and anarchists care about the safety of urnalists.

  • bungopony

    Two black kids are accused of casually shooting a baby in the face-who’s “protesting” them?Who’s crying for the innocent life,snuffed out on a lark!?Does the DOJ sponsor a lynch mob against those accused?Absolute filth!

  • Will P.

    Why were they attacking journalists? The media did their very best to convict Zimmerman.

  • Wiki David

    Journos…. hey you have been carrying their water for so long and THEY beat you up. When are you going to stop kissing their progressive butts and report? Or they track your emails and phone calls? Oops they already do that. Soon America will no longer need you. Get a real job.

  • Cory

    This happens every night in Oakland, this is nothing new and actually is more peaceful than usual.

  • Secede

    If they are burning the American flag, does that mean they want to leave the country?
    Betcha 2 weeks in any African country will have them crying to come home !

  • Jeremy

    The always reliable Oakland Thugs at it again.