Cleveland Protest for Ferguson, August 14

August 18, 2014 | Revolution Newspaper |


From readers:

The Stop Mass Incarceration Chapter in Cleveland called a protest in downtown at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday. It started with 7 of us and doubled as we agitated. It was a scene in which youth jumped, some spoke out about what happened to Michael Brown and the response of rebellion and not backing on from the people of Ferguson. Youth and others spoke about the police brutality and killings and they kept coming back for leaflets, the statement by Carl Dix and the Call for the October Month of Resistance to Mass Incarceration, Police Terror, Repression and Criminalization of a Generation, and posters to take out to their neighborhoods and to people right there at a busy bus stop. Scores of people signed up to build for a powerful Month of Resistance in October and others wanted to go out on Saturday through the neighborhoods of the oppressed here. Some youth held up the "Three Strikes" and "We Won't Accept Slavery" posters.

Then many people went with us to the national vigil at 6:30 p.m. which drew about 300 people and many youth and students. At the end we chanted, "NO MORE! It Stops Today! We Refuse to Live this way!"

After going out on Saturday, an older Black woman said, "People stood up for Trayvon Martin but this time even more. If people don't step up police will continue to kill Black men. We need to stand up, stand strong, and not let this happen again."

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