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No to Urban Shield! Come Demand an End to Militarization in Berkeley
Date Tuesday December 01
Time 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Location Details
Longfellow School
1500 Derby, Berkeley, CA
Event Type Press Conference
Berkeley city council members will be discussing the city's involvement and participation in Urban Shield, a highly militarized SWAT training and weapons expo. Join the Stop Urban Shield Coalition as we demand that Berkeley withdraw their participation in the policing program.

The city council will also be discussing the Berkeley police's crackdown of a protest last December, in which people who came out to stand up against the murders of Black people at the hands of police were brutalized. Police claim that Urban Shield provides them with better training and skills to be able to handle emergency situations. Yet as we see with their increasingly militarized response to protests and everyday situations, Urban Shield doesn't increase safety, but only leads to police gaining more tools, tactics, and power in their repression and control of our communities.

Press Conference at 6:30p
City Council Meeting at 7p

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Added to the calendar on Sunday Nov 29th, 2015 9:17 AM

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