October 22nd National Day of Protest to Stop Police Brutality, Repression and the Criminalization of a Generation
Updated October 20, 2016 | Revolution Newspaper | revcom.us
Revcom.us and REVOLUTION newspaper call on everyone to support and be part of the annual October 22 protests against police brutality, repression, and the criminalization of a generation. In the face of an intolerable situation in which lying murdering pigs continuing to go free... in which millions continue to be packed off into hellish prisons and then destined for lives as pariahs and outcasts, and with this way disproportionately devastating the Black, Latino, Native American and other oppressed communities... and in which increasing repression in all aspects of life has been intensified by the Obama regime, with both Trump AND Clinton promising worse... this resistance must be strengthened and it must be increasingly linked to and built as part of preparing for an actual revolution at the soonest possible time. This system cannot do without this cancerous repression; the revolution will cut it out and end it on Day One of the New Socialist Republic in North America.
Chicago March and Rally
Place: Water Tower Park, Michigan and Chicago (820 North Michigan Avenue)
Day: Saturday, October 22
Call from Gloria Pinex—Mother of Darius Pinex, Murdered by Chicago Police, January 2011
Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired of:
Murder by Police,
Strung Out On Drugs.
Trumped (on), Stomped (on), Framed,
Seeing Our Babies Dying to This System,
No More Telling Us Who to Vote For
For the last 5 years I have struggled with my son’s death by police. Darius was murdered by the CPD. I have had a long fight for justice for me and my family. As I fought I learned no police officer will face any time in jail because they are protected by this system.
The reason I am standing up and calling on you to join me is because this has to stop! There are far more innocent people being murdered out here on these streets and around the country by—cops. The system has no future for us. We need a change. 1134 people were killed by police last year alone.
BE THERE! OCTOBER 22nd, 1PM: WATER TOWER PARK, 820 NORTH MICHIGAN
Enough is Enough!
They killing us every day.
So I ask you, “Which side are you on?”
After granting a permit for the march on Michigan Avenue, the city is trying to maneuver to go back on it. Indications are that they will try to restrict the march to the sidewalks. It is very important that people come out on Saturday, October 22, 1 p.m. at Water Tower Park (820 N. Michigan Ave.) and take to the streets as part of building the kind of resistance needed to stop the way police get away with wantonly murdering Black people in Chicago and across the country. October 22 follows 2 days after the second anniversary of the murder of Laquan McDonald and in the wake of Rahm Emmanuel's plan to hire 1,000 more police to occupy and terrorize oppressed communities. While murdering cops and all those who cover up for them walk free, people are being prosecuted with felonies for protesting police murder and now the city is trying to keep people from being able to march in the streets. ENOUGH! COME OUT FOR O22—MAKE IT UNMISTAKEABLE THAT YOU ARE STANDING UP AGAINST POLICE TERROR.
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New York City
Assemble at noon in front of the Harlem State Office Building at 163 W. 125th St. on the corner of Adam Clayton Powell for a rally and march, followed by a Stolen Lives Induction Ceremony. Check Facebook events page for more info and updates.
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San Francisco Bay Area
11:30 a.m.: Meet at Fruitvale (BART) Station Plaza (on the International Blvd. side), for car caravan thru East Oakland, and then at 3:30 p.m. go to Rally for the 50th Anniversary of the Black Panther Party, at 3:30 at Oscar Grant (City Hall) Plaza, at 14th and Broadway, downtown Oakland
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Los Angeles on October 22:
Gather at 11am at the corner of 107th and Western Avenue for a Car Caravan thru the streets of South Central as part of the 21st Annual National Day of Protest to Stop Police Brutality, Repression, and the Criminalization of a Generation!
The Revolution Club, Los Angeles is taking up the Call from Carl Dix to Build the Fight to Stop Police Terror as part of Organizing for an Actual Revolution! On October 22nd: Stop Police Terror! Which Side Are You On?
Contact the Revolution Club, L.A. 323/331-1769; firstname.lastname@example.org; or follow us on social media @revclub_la
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For an updated list of October 22 actions for 2016 in cities across the country, go here.
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