SF Bay Area Indymedia indymedia
About Contact Subscribe Calendar Publish Print Donate

Palestine | San Francisco | Anti-War | Police State and Prisons | Front Page

Mon Mar 23 2009 (Updated 04/01/09) Tristan's Parents Demand That IDF Investigate Its Shooting of Their Son
As Tristan Anderson Fights for His Life, Protests in Ni'ilin Continue Tristan Anderson is still hospitalized, unconscious and on a respirator, in a hospital in Israel, 10 days after he was shot in the head by an Israeli Defense Force high-velocity tear gas canister. His family's attorney has filed a formal complaint with the West Bank Israeli border police, demanding the immediate launch of a rigorous and independent investigation into the shooting. Tristan's parents and lawyer held a press conference in Jerusalem on Monday afternoon (Reports). Tristan's condition deteriorated somewhat over the weekend, and he is now in a medically-induced coma as he had to undergo two more brain surgeries due to elevated cerebral pressure. Tristan's condition is now again defined as critical and unstable. “We have to make sure this investigation is not a whitewash, so that the investigation takes place as an investigation should,” as 90-92 percent of all of the Israeli military system's investigations of itself since 2000 have yielded no results. Tristan's friend Jonathan Pollack says, "Tristan is fighting for his life, just as he has been fighting for justice his whole life."

Friends of Tristan and Palestine held a rally and press conference on Thursday, March 26th at noon. Protesters gathered outside of San Francisco's Israeli Consulate at 456 Montgomery St. for speakers, music, art, and videos of Tristan and the SFPD's attack on protesters last Monday. They stood in solidarity with the Palestinians and with self-determination and autonomy for all people. One person was arrested at the rally after an apparent provocateur began to accost those present for disrupting business in front of the consulate. The press conference addressed the police attacks against protesters that occurred after the Solidarity with Tristan protests on March 16, and those that happened after the ANSWER march on March 20; the speakers demanded that the SFPD drop all charges from the protests. The March 16th arrestees will have their next court date on April 29th. Their legal team is asking that witnesses to the arrests, people injured by the police, or those who have picture and video footage that is pertinent contact them.
imc_photo.gif Photos: 1 | 2 | imc_audio.gifAudio & More Photos

Friends of Tristan and Palestine is asking that people call Representative Barbara Lee and tell her to condemn the attack on Tristan and the ongoing economic and physical attacks on Palestine.

Barbara Lee calls for an investigation of the shooting of Tristan Anderson | Barbara Lee Press Release on Tristan Anderson | imc_photo.gifPalestinian Demonstration in Ni’lin Honors Tristan | People in Beijing Reacting to Tristan | Israel using excessive force against protesters

Indybay's previous coverage: 3/17: Solidarity With Tristan Events Around the World | 3/13: Tristan Anderson Critically Injured | 3/9: Four Demonstrators Shot and Wounded in Ni'ilin, Palestine | | Justice for Tristan website | Donations to Tristan's Medical Fund | Updates from Anarchists Against the Wall | International Solidarity Movement

05/01/15 May Day Includes Labor, Immigrant Rights, Anti-Police-Terror, Anti-Gentrification Actions   Labor & Workers
04/30/15 Police Allow Yuvette Henderson's Family to View Video, But Critical Moments Not Available   Police State and Prisons | Racial Justice | Womyn
04/23/15 After Three Deaths, Assaults and Thefts, New Group Presses Tulare Council to Take Action   Police State and Prisons | Health, Housing, and Public Services | Central Valley | Government & Elections
04/23/15 Paramount Farms Uses as Much Water for Almonds as 38M Californians Required to Conserve   Environment & Forest Defense | Central Valley | California | Government & Elections
04/22/15 Workers Employed by Driscoll's Suppliers Demand Higher Wages and Legally Required Benefits   Labor & Workers | International | Santa Cruz Indymedia
04/22/15 Community Raises Funds for Long-time Oakland Anti-Police Brutality Activist Jabari Shaw   Police State and Prisons | Racial Justice
04/20/15 Park Service Considering Ranch Plan to Remove Free-Roaming Tule Elk Herds   North Bay / Marin | Animal Liberation
04/19/15 Gill Tract, Occupy the Farm Activists Continue Campaign to Stop Sprouts from Paving Land   Environment & Forest Defense | Labor & Workers | Education & Student Activism | North Bay / Marin
04/19/15 Oakland, Berkeley, San Jose, Marin Workers, Unions, and Allies Demand $15 Minimum Wage   Labor & Workers | South Bay | North Bay / Marin
04/18/15 Sheriff Hart Requests $47,925 to Fence Out Protesters from Santa Cruz County Jail   Police State and Prisons | Santa Cruz Indymedia
04/18/15 Community Members Reach Out to Those Victimized by Childhood Sexual Abuse   Health, Housing, and Public Services | Santa Cruz Indymedia