Hands Across Lake Merritt gives perspective, solidarity

Feelings of grief, anger draw thousands to converge around the 3.4 mile perimeter of the lake in downtown Oakland

Cody Casares and Lorenzo Morotti / The Advocate

By Lorenzo Morotti and Cody Casares

Oakland — Thousands of Bay Area residents gathered around Lake Merritt in downtown Oakland, California on Nov. 13, 2016 to peacefully protest against President-elect Donald Trump’s divisive and targeted rhetoric on the campaign trail.