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indybaySEIU officials joined a group occupying the office of a prosecutor in an effort to persuade her to drop charges against a some Black Lives Matter protesters who shut down a transit station.

Labor unions and Black Lives Matter activists staged a protest on Nov. 10th which targeted Alameda County District Attorney, Nancy O’Malley. They united in demanding that D.A. O’Malley, “drop the charges against the Black Friday 14!”

“The Black Friday 14” refers to activists who engaged in a civil disobedience action on November 28, 2014. The activists locked themselves together and shut down the West Oakland Bart [Bay Area Rapid Transit] Station…

A delegation of top labor leaders occupied D.A. O’Malley’s office to press the demand to drop the charges. Union leaders from UNITE HERE Local 2, UNITE HERE Local 2850, SEIU Local 1021 and SEIU USWW, AFSCME Local 3299, AFT Local 2121, UESF and UAW Local 2865 all took part in the sit-in inside DA O’Malley’s office, reported the East Bay Express.

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