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6 months after the SFPD assassination of Kenneth Wade Harding Jr., the People march !
On January 22 a rally & march in the S.F. Bayview, from 3rd and Palou to the gates of Candlestick Park, brought the message of “Justice for Kenneth Harding Jr.” to several thousand football fans in the hours before the NFL championship game.
On January 22 a rally and march in the S.F. Bayview, from 3rd and Palou to the gates of Candlestick Park, brought the message of “Justice for Kenneth Harding Jr.” to several thousand football fans in the hours before the NFL championship game.
Dozens of activists from Kenneth Harding Jr. Foundation, Poor Magazine News Network, the Idriss Stelley Foundation, the Oscar Grant Committee, October 22nd Coalition Against Police Brutality, Cameras Not Guns, Radical Women, QPOC Oakland Decolonize, and others, lead by Denika Chatman, mother of Kenneth Harding Jr. took to the streets.
The rally began at the corner of 3rd and Palou and then moved to the platform of the T Train where SFPD thugs on July 16 stopped, harassed and then chased down and cold bloodedly shot down Kenneth Harding Jr. a nineteen year old young man visiting San Francisco from Seattle, Washington.
Police stood around and kept people at bay, allowing Kenneth’s precious life to be lost when quick help could have saved him.
From the T Train, the march went up 3rd Street to Gilman, one of the main streets connecting to Candlestick Park.
400 leaflets were passed out to people walking to the game and residents along the march route.
Near Candlestick, banners were raised on an overhead pedestrian bridge where all the traffic proceeding up Gilman had a clear view of the signs,
“Justice for Kenneth Harding” ,
“No More Stolen Lives”
and “Stop Police Brutality”
and could clearly hear chants such as
“Kenneth Harding didn’t have to die, we all know the reason why, the whole system’s guilty!”
The rally and march were meant to bring awareness to thousands of people coming to the game that, in the words of Denika Chatman
“just outside of this stadium the police are killing our children”.