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Mon Jan 26 2009 (Updated 02/03/09)
Protest in Watsonville for Annette Garcia, Killed by Riverside Police
Candlelight Vigil Protest in Watsonville Against Police Brutality
On January 23rd, Annette Garcia, a mother of three, was shot to death by Riverside Sheriffs after they received calls that she was suicidal and under duress due to a marriage dispute. Reports by the family and witnesses state that she "posed no harm to the officers involved, yet she was shot at six times until a bullet hit her in the back as she tried to run for cover." It took over an hour to get medical attention and Annette Garcia died in the arms of her children.

Due to this outrage and other recent police misconducts and abuse around the nation, several community members from Watsonville and Santa Cruz held a candlelight vigil protest on January 25th in Watsonville. Participants held signs demanding an end to police brutality, "Justice for Annette Garcia," "Justice for Oscar Grant," "Justice for Rudy Cardenas," and "**** the police!" imc_photo.gif Read more and view photos | Press Release
06/27/20 Largest Juneteenth Demonstrations Ever in the Bay Area and Beyond Front Page | Police State & Prisons | Racial Justice | Central Valley | San Francisco | East Bay | Peninsula | Immigrant Rights | Santa Cruz Indymedia06/15/20 Vigil Held at Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf's House to Demand Police Be Defunded Front Page | Police State & Prisons | Education & Student Activism | East Bay | Government & Elections06/03/20 Bay Area George Floyd Protests Met with Police Tear Gas, Projectiles, and Curfews Front Page | Police State & Prisons | Racial Justice | Health, Housing & Public Services | Global Justice & Anti-Capitalism | Central Valley | San Francisco | South Bay | East Bay | Peninsula | U.S. | Santa Cruz Indymedia06/02/20 Bay Area George Floyd Demonstrators Say Racism is Health Threat so Dire They Must Protest Police State & Prisons | Racial Justice | Health, Housing & Public Services | Central Valley | San Francisco | South Bay | East Bay | Peninsula | Santa Cruz Indymedia05/31/20 Anti-War Message to Sen. Feinstein and Help to San Jose Homeless Front Page | Health, Housing & Public Services | Anti-War | San Francisco | South Bay05/24/20 Stanford Health Care Imposes Wage Cuts on Frontline Workers During Pandemic Front Page | Health, Housing & Public Services | Labor & Workers | Peninsula05/23/20 Life Model Art Rally Among Protests Against Arts Campus Closure and CCSF Cuts Front Page | Education & Student Activism | San Francisco05/14/20 Protesters Demand End to "Covid-19 Death Camps" Front Page | Police State & Prisons | Racial Justice | North Bay / Marin | California | Immigrant Rights05/06/20 SFPD Wore "Thin Blue Line" Flag Masks While Responding to May Day Protests Front Page | Police State & Prisons | Racial Justice | San Francisco05/02/20 Labor and Human Rights Groups Demand Rent and Mortgage Strike, Others to "Reopen" Front Page | Health, Housing & Public Services | Labor & Workers | Global Justice & Anti-Capitalism | San Francisco | Government & Elections | Immigrant Rights05/01/20 Two Homeless Women Move into Investor-Owned San Francisco Property Front Page | Police State & Prisons | Health, Housing & Public Services | Global Justice & Anti-Capitalism | San Francisco
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