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Evict the Cops! Defend our Homes!
Date Wednesday January 01
Time 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location Details
3pm: 24th and Mission Bart Station
Event Type Protest
On January 1st Mission residents and agitators want to ring in the New Year with a big “fuck you!” to the San Francisco Police Department. The elevated pig presence in the neighborhood is unavoidable and many have already felt its effects. In November, four Valencia Gardens residents were attacked and then arrested by SFPD officers. And the expansion of police surveillance at the 16th street BART plaza has lead to increased harassment of young people of color, homeless folks, and sex workers.

These efforts only aid in the gentrification of the Mission District as policing and surveillance are integral to the process of sterilizing a neighborhood for new, well-to-do, bougie assholes. Time and again the police have proven their loyalties to new developers and shitty landlords.

It's the cops who are there to make sure we leave on the day of our evictions, who throw us out of our squats when we have no place to go, and who continually harass us because we're not white yuppies. We're fucking sick of it and so our resolution for 2014 is to make the SFPD's life hell at any opportunity that presents itself.

Come out and march on January 1st at 3pm starting at 24th street BART Plaza and ending at 16th street BART.
Added to the calendar on Monday Dec 23rd, 2013 10:10 AM
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by Monday Dec 23rd, 2013 10:10 AM

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by long-term Mission inhabitant
Monday Dec 30th, 2013 6:18 PM
You need to do an event like this on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights, between 8pm and 10pm, on Valencia, between 20th and 15th streets. And you need to do it again and again and again, with some variation in the evenings in question.

It's long since time for sustained public antagonism to the ruin of the neighborhood to begin. I'm not necessarily talking about riots, but I am definitely not talking about aggressive panhandling to elected officials at City Hall.

Best of luck!