Hundreds of high school students from Oakland and Richmond flooded BART stations today while trying to get to a big immigration protest in San Francisco, causing BART service to be delayed.
Tribune photographer Jane Tyska, who took this photo in East Oakland’s Fruitvale district, was later detained by school district police while trying to film the demonstration with a video camera. OUSD Police Chief Art Michel reported that Tyska was standing in the way of his car as he was trailing the student-protesters, and that she elbowed his mirror when he drove past. Tyska says Michel actually struck her with his vehicle.
The tape might contain the real story, but I haven’t seen it. Michel swiped it as “evidence of the photographer’s interference with his ability to conduct his responsibilities,” according to spokesman Troy Flint.
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