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Video from Rowdy & Defiant Tools of Violence Protest at Oakland City Hall on May 22, 2012
by No Stop & Frisk at Demos!
Tuesday Jul 30th, 2013 1:53 PM
The Oakland City Council's Public Safety Committee meeting on May 22, 2012, was held in the main council chamber due to the size of the crowd that turned out to protest the Tools of Violence proposal at the time. Tonight, it's up for a vote again and may very well pass. Here's the full video of the epic 2-hour debate the first time local activists stood up to the council's plans.
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I’m not a nihilist, but I wish they would burn every fucking thing down except for the houses. So that people would begin to understand that we don’t need this system.
- Bella Eiko, speaking to the Oakland City Council, during a vote called to ban “tools of violence” at political demonstrations, 2012

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Kernighan's Tool KitDaniel Borgström Tuesday Jul 30th, 2013 2:22 PM