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Sat Oct 9 2010 (Updated 07/31/11) Modesto Protests Against Police and Sheriff Killings of Francisco Moran and Rita Elias
Anger fueled protests get mad solidarity! Recently in West Side Modesto, about 100 people gathered in protest against the police killings of Francisco Moran in early September 2010, and the recent murder of Rita Elias by a Stanislaus County Sheriff. Banners read, "RIP Francisco Moran, RIP Rita Elias," "DISARM MPD," and "From LA to Oakland to Modesto, Resist Police Terror, 209 RISE UP!" Family members and friends of Elias wore shirts with her image, and earlier that day they had helped fundraise for her funeral expenses and for her three children that she leaves behind. People talked on the megaphone about the need for united community action against the police, urging unity across racial barriers in the fight against out of control departments.

Flyers were handed out for a larger march happening on Saturday, October 23rd. The march will meet at 10th and J Street, and then march on the jail and the Modesto Police Station. The demonstration will be held to remember and fight for all those that have been killed inside the local jail and on the street by the police. Family members and friends of loved ones killed are invited to come out and bring their stories to the public.

photoRead More | What really happen to Modesto man Francisco Moran - according to family & neighbors

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