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|Fight Back against Police Brutality|
|Date||Friday May 17|
|Time||2:00 PM - 2:00 AM|
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|Steps of Malcolm X Plaza, San Francisco State University.|
Fight Back against Police Brutality
Students and activists are holding A demonstration to call for an end to police brutality and harassment of students and visitors.
Meet on SF State campus at Malcolm X plaza
at 2pm today, Friday May 17.
36 hours after being violently evicted from their home by the San Francisco Police Department, former SFC residents were beaten, harassed, and arrested again by Police. On Thursday, May 16th, a few members of the collective were visiting friends at a SF State dorm. SFSU police first began harassing individuals while they where outside of the dorm and proceeded to follow them back to their friend's room. Within minutes, campus PD and SFPD invaded, beat, and arrested many of those inside. Six former residents of the squatted home and social center known as the SFCommune were arrested. During the altercation, one person was repeatedly struck in the ribs by a police baton while he was face down and another person was tazed. Three individuals were hospitalized for injuries by police. Some of those arrested are currently facing charges of: battery, trespassing, conspiracy and, lynching. It is still unclear when they will be released.
The SFCommune located at 200 Broad st. was a vacant building transformed into a squatted social center. activists, who cleaned the dilapidated building, making it habitable for the first time in years and
planted a blooming community garden, maintained an active community kitchen, and offered emergency shelter to those in the city who needed it. Welcomed by the community for their efforts in cleaning the neglected space, during its 13 month existence, they were met by riot police with lethal weapons Wednesday morning; 28 residents were forcibly removed and briefly detained, while three were arrested.