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Sun Apr 4 2010 (Updated 04/15/11)
West Coast Days of Action Against State Violence April 8-9
Portland Actions Inspire Call-Out from the Bay to the Sound: No More Police Killings!
UPDATE: reports on April 8th/9th actions

After the recent uprisings in Portland in response to two police murders, a call has gone out for "West Coast Days of Action April 8th and 9th, From the Bay to the Sound: No More Police Killings!" The call to action reads in part: "Organize protests and autonomous actions in your own city! ... The only times the police have ever been held responsible for their murders is when we take to the streets and halt business as usual. Following the law, being peaceful, being quiet, has never discouraged police violence, because it is the function of the police to use violence against the exploited, against the oppressed, against those who fight back." Announced actions include non-violent civil disobedience at Embarcadero BART station in San Francisco on April 8th and an Anti-Police General Assembly in Portland and a march against police brutality in Seattle on April 9th.

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April 8th: In the Bay Area, community activists have called for non-violent civil disobedience at Embarcadero BART station in San Francisco to reiterate three long-time demands since the murder of Oscar Grant on New Year's Day 2009: fire and prosecute BART officer Tony Pirone, and disband the BART police.

Framework for The Action | TAKE ACTION WITH US | Why are we doing this? | OaklandforJustice.org
Calendar Announcements: 1 | 2 | 3 | Holly Court Support April 5th


April 9th: In Portland, community activists have called for an Anti-Police General Assembly. In Seattle, community activists have called for a "March Against Police Brutality" in solidarity with those in Portland who have recently protested police murders.

Portland Announcement | Seattle Announcement

March: In Portland, after two recent murders by police, activists have taken to the streets in marches at least three times. Someone vandalized the Portland Police union headquarters doing thousands of dollars in damage on March 30th. Activists continue to press for the release of Joel Dow, who was arrested on various charges on March 29th and is currently being held on over $250,000 bail.

Portland Police union HQ ransacked after protests | Third Time's the Charm; Portland Anarchists Take the Streets Against the Police Once More | Police kill again in Portland! Anarchist take to the streets! | Portland Police Murder Again | Cops Kill Again. Portland Anarchists Fight Back | Police murder in Portland, anarchists respond with vengeance | Joel Dow Support

See also: BART Cop Marysol Domenici Fired on March 24th, 2010 | Killer Cop Update from Third Los Angeles Status Hearing | video "Gaza, Oakland, LA, Same Shit!" | audio photo Free Em All! Free Mumia! Benefit at the Humanist Hall, Oakland: photos and audio | Indybay Coverage of the Justice for Oscar Grant Movement
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