City Hall Lights Up for the Holidays

The City of Alameda’s official holiday tree lighting ceremony brought revelers and protestors alike to the corner of Santa Clara Avenue and Oak Street in front of City Hall. The festivities included live music, The Dancing Christmas Trees, holiday decorations and more. Standing outside the Alameda Carnegie Library across the street, peaceful demonstrators held up signs drawing attention to decisions in recent police brutality cases that have drawn widespread protest from Brooklyn to Berkeley.

Many young people enjoyed the sounds of The Mistletones’ Rockin’ Holiday Show while demonstrators nearby held up signs in protest of cases where police officers haven’t been indicted for using excessive force.