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Fires, damage at Oakland protest against police brutality

Protesters gathered in response to recent fatal police shootings across the nation.

OAKLAND, Calif. — A protest that began peacefully in California ended with multiple fires set, several cars damaged, and numerous windows shattered. 

News outlets reported the protest against police brutality in Oakland began Friday night calmly. 

A subsequent march drew around 300 people, with some setting fires and breaking windows. Police declared an unlawful assembly, and demonstrators were instructed to leave. 

Protesters had gathered in response to recent fatal police shootings, including the death of Daunte Wright in Minnesota and Adam Toledo in Chicago. 

Police say the protesters dispersed peacefully around 11 p.m.

Tap here to read the full story from the Associated Press. 

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