From Minneapolis to Ferguson: Solidarity rally for Mike Brown and all victims of police brutality

10616525 762512887141592 4998375630306991384 nJoin the rally in solidarity with the people of Ferguson who are demanding justice in the police killing of Mike Brown and others. The rally’s theme is protesting police brutality from Minneapolis to Ferguson it will be held Thursday August 28 at 6 pm at the Hennepin County Government Center (downtown Minneapolis).

Join us in demanding that Ferguson policeman Darren Wilson be jailed and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. Our demand our chant is No Justice No Peace, Prosecute the Police.

We call on all citizens of good will to join us. In the last month five unarmed young Black men have been killed at the hands of the police: Mike Brown was killed in cold blood in Ferguson, MO.; (August 9) in New York (July 17) Eric Garner was choked to death by NYPD; in Beaverwood, Ohio (August 5) John Crawford was killed in a Walmart while looking at BB guns; in LA (August 12) Ezell Ford was killed after police just randomly stopped him; and in Victorville Cal. (August 12) Dante Parker was tasered to death by police after he was thrown from his bike because a suspected robber had rode away on a bike. Parker had no criminal record and was unarmed.

And in Minneapolis a few weeks ago Al Flowers was beaten severely by police in his own home in front of his teenage daughter. Police had supposedly come around midnight to pick up his daughter but instead punched and kicked Flowers over 30 times for merely asking if they had a warrant.

We say police brutality is a systemic problem that can’t be solved by more Black cops or female cops. And neither is it a problem of just a few bad cops. Police brutality will end when there is a fundamental change in our economic, political, social system. It will end when a system is brought into being which will no longer have a need for armed bodies of men to enforce unequal social relations as well as racism, , social inequality and to protect the property of big business and the rich.

August 27, 2014
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