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Families of victims of police murder join call for Feb. 6 protest and demand march permits
In the face of massive outrage over the murder of Oscar Grant, and an epidemic of police brutality, the City of Oakland is again targeting those fighting for justice. The City of Oakland is giving the families of those killed by police and others only one hour to express their rage and grief, and is so far denying a march permit. This is yet another outrage.
This Friday, February 6, people from all walks of life, including relatives of victims of police murder and brutality will gather at 3pm at Frank Ogawa Plaza at 14th and Broadway in downtown Oakland for a spirited, determined and organized Rally and March of Stolen Lives, declaring Enough is Enough. Justice for Oscar Grant. The Whole Damn System is Guilty.
The families of victims of police murder and others will speak – and their stories must be heard. The murder of loved ones has forced relatives to endure a lifetime of indescribable suffering, yet the City of Oakland is giving them and others only one hour to express their rage and grief, and is so far denying a march permit. This is yet another outrage.
Call Mayor Ron Dellums 510-238-3141 to demand: Full Sound and March Permits
This call for protests on February 6 has been endorsed by:
Cornelius Hall, father of Jerrold Hall: killed by BART Police
Gary King, Sr., father of Gary King: killed by Oakland Police
Stephanie Montoya, sister of Jerry Amaro: killed by Oakland Police
Danny Garcia, brother of Mark Garcia: killed by San Francisco Police
Kathleen Espinosa, mother of Asa Sullivan: killed by San Francisco Police
Mesha Arrizarry, mother of Idriss Stelley: killed by San Francisco Police
Speakers at the protest will include Rashida Grinnage, whose son, Luke, and husband, Raphael, were both killed by Oakland Police; Stephanie Montoya, whose brother Jerry Amaro was killed by Oakland Police; and Danny Garcia, whose brother Mark Garcia was killed by San Francisco Police. More speakers to be announced.
Endorsements from organizations include:
PUEBLO - People United for a Better Oakland
New York October 22nd Coalition to Stop Police Brutality, Repression and the Criminalization of a Generation
La Raza Centro Legal
Karen Saari, Stolen Lives Project
Poor Magazine - Poor News Network
Initiated by the Bay Area Revolution Club
bayarearevolutionclub [at] gmail.com 510-725-8754