Aris Folley, The Hill, May 14, 2018
Area residents had a massive cookout at a park in Oakland, Calif., just two weeks after a white woman called the police on a black family for setting up a charcoal grill in the same park.
Footage captured by local resident Michelle Snider two weeks ago showed an unidentified white woman standing in the park telling a black family she called Oakland police because “it is illegal to have a charcoal grill in the park here.”
In response to the viral incident, videos surfaced online throughout the weekend showing people enjoying the public space with a large cookout in the same park.
“How Black Oakland responds to a white lady calling the cops on Black folks BBQing,” a Twitter user wrote, with a video showing a group people dancing and eating along the water.
According to an official map of the area, there are six designated barbecue locations, three stationary charcoal locations and three non-charcoal portable grill locations, KRON-TV reports.
Snider was charcoal grilling in a noncharcoal grilling location.