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Global Resistance Day in Oscar Grant Plaza
Global Resistance Day was celebrated at Oscar Grant Plaza on March 13th.
March 13, 2013 -
Exactly 4 years ago, Tristan Anderson, an Oakland-based human rights activist, was shot in the head with a tear gas canister by Israeli military police.
Today, on the anniversary of Tristan's injury, folks gathered in Oscar Grant Plaza to celebrate Global Resistance Day.
Global Resistance Day honors Tristan and all who have transcended borders and risked their lives to resist tyranny.
As part of the festivities, a cardboard effigy symbolizing the walls and fences of Israeli Apartheid was ripped apart by the crowd.
Later, Tristan and some friends sang "The Flag is Just a Rag," an anthem of Global Resistance Day.
Also, Sarah Shourd, one of the three hikers held hostage in Iran from 2009-2011, spoke about her experience living with Palestinian refugees in Syria.
After that, footage was shown from resistance movements around the world.
Friends and family of Tristan Anderson have announced that they will soon go to Israel to press charges against the Israeli police on Tristan's behalf.
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To view Video Footage from today's Global Resistance Day festivities at Oscar Grant Plaza: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dYKnP3u_vd8
Food Not Bombs brought a feast of freegan treats.