Posted by on March 19, 2018
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(by Supriya Yelimeli) – A group of people questioned Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf about her immigration policies after a protest in front of a coffee shop Sunday afternoon.

The protesters were wearing “Make America Great Again” T-shirts and carrying posters, among them one that said, “Lock Libby Up.”

Mayoral spokesman Justin Berton said about 12 people arrived at a farmers market to speak with Schaaf.

Right before they arrived, the group was staging a noon protest in front of Hasta Muerte Coffee at 2701 Fruitvale Ave.

The coffee shop has a policy of denying service to police officers to protect the “physical and emotional safety of customers and employees,” according to a Feb. 22 post on its Instagram page.

Schaaf was at the farmers market for her “Mobile Mayor” series that invites residents to ask questions, Berton said.

The protesters took issue with Schaaf’s decision to notify Oakland residents of an Immigration and Customs Enforcement raid last month, Berton said.

He said Schaaf’s supporters shouted words of encouragement while she answered the protesters’ questions.

“The mayor is proud to live in a country where everyone has the right to speak their truth and residents have the right to question their elected officials,” Berton said in a statement.

“(Sunday’s) interactions were respectful and she appreciated everyone who took the time to engage in thoughtful discussion,” he said.

3 responses to Protesters Question Oakland Mayor On ICE Raid Warning

  1. Will March 20th, 2018 at 9:20 am

    There we go again with the “residents” phrase again. What about the citizens? The CITIZENS put you in office Libby, not the RESIDENTS. The citizens pay your salary, not the residents. Just who are the residents Libby? They don’t even have proper I.D. You don’t even know who you think you’re protecting. After all, who needs I.D. We are all just one big happy family. What a zoo. Oakland, a Third World city.

  2. Giddyup March 23rd, 2018 at 12:21 am

    I’d like to see Schaaf and her ilk for once address the concerns of taxpaying legal citizens of Oakland, and the rest of California for that matter, who are in fear of the illegal alien felons that ICE are taking off the streets. Or, don’t they matter?

  3. Giddyup March 23rd, 2018 at 12:24 am

    I’d like to see Schaaf and her ilk for once address the concerns of taxpaying legal citizens of Oakland, and the rest of California for that matter, who are living in fear of the illegal alien felons that ICE is taking off the streets. Or, don’t they matter?