While SF Gate reported that hundreds in Oakland marched in support of those in Ferguson, Mo. protesting the August 9 shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed teenager, two dozen or so ended up at 9:30 p.m. Thursday at the 24th Street BART Plaza. One of the protesters said they began earlier in the evening downtown at Union Square.

The speakers urged those gathered at the plaza to support Friday’s March in memory of Alex Nieto that begins at noon on Bernal Hill where Nieto was shot and killed by police officers on March 22.