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Father of Gary King Jr., Murdered by the Oakland Police to Speak Out
Gary King Sr. , father of African man murdered by the Oakland police will speak at African People's Solidarity Day
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE!
Father of Young African Man Murdered by the Oakland Police to Speak at African People’s Solidarity Day on Saturday, October 13th
October 9, 2007
What: Gary King Sr. to Speak at African People’s Solidarity Day
When: Saturday, October 13th, 10am
Where: Beebe Memorial Cathedral, 3900 Telegraph Ave, Oakland
Contact: Wendy Snyder, 510-295-7834
On Saturday, October 13th, Gary King Sr., the father of Gary King Jr. will speak at African People’s Solidarity Day at Beebe Memorial Cathedral at 3900 Telegraph Ave in Oakland being held from 10am to 5:30pm, the same church where Gary Jr.’s funeral was held.
Family, friends and community members are demanding justice and reparations for the family of Gary King Jr. and an end to the deadly police violence on the African community. Gary King Jr. is a 20 year old African man who was shot two times in the back by Officer Pat Gonzalez on 54th and Martin Luther King Jr. Way in North Oakland on September 20th. Gonzalez was a part of a “crime supression control” operation and police officials say that King “fit the description” of a suspect of another crime.
States Bakari Olatunji, local leader of the Uhuru Movement who has been supporting the family’s struggle for justice, “Gary King Jr. was shot in killed by the police in the streets where Huey Newton and Bobby Seale first founded the Black Panther Party for Self Defense and began to organize the community against police violence. His death is part of a counterinsurgency war on African people in the United States who are resisting a system founded on slavery and maintained by the colonial violence of the schools, police and prisons.”
King will join other speakers at African People’s Solidarity Day including Mfanelo Skwatsha, the Executive Secretary of the Pan Africanist Congress of Azania, Chernoh Alpha M. Bah of the Africanist Movement and Omali Yeshitela, leader of the Uhuru Movement for African liberation.
African People’s Solidarity Day (APSD) is a campaign for white solidarity with the African liberation movement. The Uhuru Movement calls for economic development, not police containment in response to the problems that African people face in Oakland and everywhere else. The Uhuru (Freedom) Movement of African workers and poor peasants is leading an international struggle to liberate Africa and reclaim its vast natural resources for the benefit of African people everywhere. That struggle is about African people in the U.S. uniting with African people everywhere to end the system of slavery, colonialism and violence.
For more information, contact 510-295-7834 for more information.