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|Protest Berkeley Police Violence at Special City Council Meeting|
|Date||Saturday January 17|
|Time||9:00 AM - 11:00 AM|
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|Ed Roberts Campus – 3075 Adeline Street, Berkeley, CA 94703|
Saturday, Jan. 17 at 9 AM
Berkeley City Council meeting at Ed Roberts Campus – 3075 Adeline Street, Berkeley, CA 94703
On Saturday Jan. 17 the Berkeley City Council will be holding a special meeting to discuss “Improving Police/Community Relations.” This meeting will be held at the Ed Roberts Campus, a community facility for disabled people.
We know that:
Berkeley Police regularly profile black people with disabilities!
Black disabled people have died in Berkeley Police custody!
The officers have faced no consequences!
We will be occupying space outside the front and back doors from 9 AM – 11 AM. We will be supporting those who are actually speaking during the public comment parts of the meeting, so it is not our goal to shut down this meeting, but to show the city council and the people of Berkeley that we stand against police violence, which we know especially targets people who are black, brown and/or disabled. We want Berkeley police held accountable for their actions, and we want the Berkeley City Council to adopt the Ferguson demands.
About the organizers of this specific action:
We are a group of mostly white, mostly fat, mostly disabled, mostly queer activists. We are responding to a call from the Anti Police-Terror Project (https://www.facebook.com/events/632827553487864/), and we are CALLING ON OUR COMMUNITY TO SHOW UP.
This autonomous action is a response to the call by the Anti Police-Terror Project for 96 hours of direct action as part of the national call to Reclaim King's Legacy of radical direct action.
The Anti-Police Terrorism Project is a project of the ONYX Organizing Committee that in coalition with other organizations like the Community Ready Team, the Black Power Network, Healthy Hoodz, Young Oakland, and the Alan Blueford Center for Justice is working to develop a replicable and sustainable model to end police terrorism in this country.
We are led by the most impacted communities but are a multi-racial, mutil-generational coalition.