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|Oakland: One year since the Police Murder of Mike Brown and the Heroic Uprisings|
|Date||Friday August 07|
|Time||4:00 PM - 6:00 PM|
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4 PM Rally, Oscar Grant Corner, 14th/Broadway, Oakland
5:30 March to First Friday
|Organizer/Author||Stop Mass Incarceration|
|stoopmassincarcerationbayarea [at] gmail.com|
August 8-10: Mark the Anniversary of the Police Murder of Mike Brown and the Heroic Uprising that Followed:Added to the calendar on Tuesday Aug 4th, 2015 7:26 AM
It Was – AND IS – Right to Rebel!!
On August 9, it will be one year since a Ferguson, Missouri, cop, Darren Wilson executed Michael Brown for walking in the middle of the day on a sleepy street. Mike Brown was unarmed, running away, and had his hands up when he was shot multiple times and then his body was left lying dead in the street for four-and-a-half hours.
This brutal murder was met with outrage. For days and then weeks people took to the streets with defiance, rage, and righteous rebellion. People insisted on their rights and defended those rights in the street. Without the rebellion, this terrible state-done murder would just be another rerun of the same old, all-too-familiar story, the same murderous stuff that happens to Black and Latino youths over and over again. Very few people would have shared the grief of his parents for the terrible loss of this young man, at the very beginning of his life. The defiance and righteous rebellion challenged people all over the country to get off the sidelines and stand with those refusing to take this any longer.
It is important that on the weekend of August 8-10, the anniversary of the murder of Michael Brown, people stand firmly and publicly manifest that the verdict rendered by the people, that those who took to the streets of Ferguson in righteous and defiant rebellion and protest night after night, was true – Mike Brown did not have to die. It was right for the people of Ferguson to rebel and people everywhere are proud of them for rising up. On– Mike Brown should not have been murdered by the police.
HANDS UP! DON'T SHOOT! Fuck the DOJ! The struggle in Ferguson opened a crack in the coffin where America has buried alive whole sections of Black and Latino youths and the struggle over the last year has widened the crack further. WE WILL NOT GO BACK.