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Protesta en Minneapolis Demanda un Alto a la Brutalidad Policia Racial
by repost from tc indymedia
Saturday Jul 10th, 2010 7:15 PM
50-100 personas marcharon al sur de la ciudad de Minneapolis en las calles Chicago y Lake, para demandar un alto a la brutalidad policiaca y justicia para Oscar Grant que fue asesinado por agentes policiales en Oakland California. (english below)
El 8 de Julio, del 2010 el oficial de la policia Johannes Mehserle fue encontrado culpable de asesinar sin prejuicio premeditado a Oscar Grant el primero de Enero del 2009, en Oakland California. Mehserle fue sacado de la corte esposado y bajo custodia. La sentencia fue esperada este dia, por el cual muchos movimientos en contra de la brutalidad policiaca al rededor del pais se tomaron las calles para demandar justicia.

Las personas comenzaron a llegar a las 8pm en la Chicago Avenida, al sur de Minneapolis, en donde comenzaron con cantos a voz baja, conforme el tiempo fue pasando mas personas se hicieron presente y los cantos comenzaron a escucharce con mayor fuerza, demandando justicia.

Estas voces se alzaban entremedio de los carteles y mantas que adornaban la marcha, Una frace que resonaba a toda viva voz eran " Fuck the Police".

La marcha siguio su curso en cual consistia en visitar la estacion de policia que esta situada en la Nicollet Avenida y La calle 31, luego siguio su recorrido hasta la Avenida Lyndel, en donde se dio retorno al punto de inicio. No hubo agresion de parte de la policia ni de los manifestantes, al llegar al punto en donde la marcha habia comenzado, la marcha se torno en una celebracion y baile, con cantos demandando Justicia.

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50-100 people took the street in Minneapolis Friday night to demand justice for the assassination of Oscar Grant. Protesters drew parallels between the Oscar Grant case and Fong Lee, who was shot by St Paul police in 2006. Speakers also talked about police killings coast to coast and in Minnesota. Since there is no official, effective method of holding police accountable for their crimes, speakers said that street demonstrations and popular resistance were the only options.

As it progressed down Lake Street, the march was cheered by the majority of passers-by and joined by a number of people. Watchers expressed all kinds of feelings, from rage at police unaccountability here in Minnesota to shock at the Oscar Grant verdict to frustration that people of color are often arrested when they protest police brutality.

On July 8th, 2010, former BART police officer Johannes Mehserle was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter for shooting and killing Oscar Grant on January 1st, 2009 in Oakland, California. Mehserle was led away from the courtroom in handcuffs and is now in custody. His sentencing is expected on Friday, August 6th. Involuntary manslaughter can carry 2, 4, and 6 years, with 10 added for a gun enhancement--although there is a "probabation" option.

People started gathering at 8pm at Chicago and Lake street in south Minneapolis, where they were ready to demand justice and stop the police brutality. Chants started off low, but after a few minutes they started raising their voices. Carrying banners and posters they demanded justice and they used the popular phrase " Fuck the Police". There was no aggression between the protesters and the police. The protesters took one side of Lake street, where they demonstrated the power of the people by holding the street until Uptown, and after a long walk returned to where they began, ending with chanting and a dance party in the street. As officers watched from their squad cars, the enthusiastic crowd kept chanting, "Nobody likes you, everybody hates you!"

photos: http://twincities.indymedia.org/2010/jul/mas-de-150-personas-demandaron-un-alto-la-brutalidad-policiaca-racial-more-150-demand-end-r