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Oakland Denies Oct. 22nd March Permits- Please Call and Tell Them to Grant the Permits!
When: 3 pm on Thursday Oct 18th
Where: outside of Oakland City Hall
Why: Oakland Police Dept denies march and sound permits for march on Mon.
October 22nd, National Day of Protest to Stop Police Brutality,
Repression and the Criminalization of a Generation
October 22nd Coalition, families & others demand that march permit be
Who: October 22nd Coalition
Gary King Sr, whose son Gary King Jr was killed by Oakland police
Family friend- Keith Shanklin, ILWU 34
Mesha Irrizarry, whose son Idriss Stelley was killed by SFPD
National Lawyers Guild
The Oakland Police Department has denied the march and sound permits that were submitted for the
upcoming National Day of Protest on October 22nd to Stop Police Brutality,
Repression, and the Criminalization of a Generation. This is an outrage and must be
reversed! The very agency and force that is carrying out brutality on a daily
basis has decided that a march against police brutality should be prohibited.
This is the 12th National Day of Protest-- in cities like New York, Chicago, LA,
Fresno, Atlanta, Seattle, Minneapolis, and many others, people will be taking to the streets to say "No More Police Brutality!" These protest continue
because the epidemic of police brutality and murder continues, and, in fact has
intensified! From Sean Bell, who was killed by 50 shots by NYPD on his wedding day to Gary King, Jr., who was shot in the back by Oakland police on September 20th--police brutality has to stop!
This permit must be granted:
-October 22nd is a day on which courageous families speak out around how their loved ones have been killed and brutalized by law enforcement, and when youth, immigrants, teachers, churches, community groups, civil liberty organizations and
many others come together to STOP police violence, repression and the
criminalization of a
generation. "The nationwide epidemic of police brutality and repression is hidden
from many people who would be outraged if they knew what was happening. We must resist the onslaught of police abuse as we work in many different ways to drag this truth out into the light of day. Our resistance will give others courage!"
(see the full call for October 22, http://october22.org)
The October 22nd Coalition says, "We are calling on our supporters to contact the Oakland Police Department at 510 777-8525, and demand that the march permit and sound permit for the march on October 22nd be granted." We are also calling the office of the Aide to the Mayor at 510 238-7366, to intervene, and that the march and sound permits be granted.
We will gather on Monday, October 22nd, at 1:30 pm at City Hall/Frank Ogawa Plaza, and then march at 2:00pm. After the march there will be a rally back at City Hall/Frank Ogawa Plaza at 3:30pm.
For more information, you can contact the Coalition at
Oct22sf [at] yahoo.com, 415 336-2801