Snacks, Water, Milk Among East Bay Protest Supplies

Jim Taylor
June 05, 2020 - 4:51 pm

    An East Bay group says it wants to help keep the demonstrations going and they're accepting donations of food, masks, and medical supplies for protesters to make it happen.

    The line goes around the block on MacArthur Blvd. in Oakland.

    Cars are pulling up, dropping off all kinds of donations like masks and gloves to bottled water, snacks, fruit and vegetables. It’s all meant for protesters this coming weekend in anticipation of further demonstrations in support of the Black Lives Movement and calls for policing reform.

    "You’re trying to save the day, but at the same time you’re grieving and you’re emotional, especially as a black woman," organizer Evangeline Elder said.

     A demonstrator is doused with water and milk after being hit with pepper spray from law enforcement during a protest on June 1, 2020 in downtown Washington, DC.
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    Around the country, protesters have set up stations with free water and snacks, along with a very important item - milk - to combat the effect of tear gas.

    "People ask me how I’m holding up, I say 'I’m holding,'" Elder told KCBS Radio. "How are you managing? 'I’m managing.'"

    Several protests are taking place around the Bay Area on Friday. Many more are expected to take place throughout the weekend.