Protests Around the County on the Anniversary of Mike Brown's Murder by the Police

August 11, 2015 | Revolution Newspaper |


There were protests around the country on the weekend of August 8-9 and continuing on to Monday, August 10. These are just some of what's happened:

Union Square, NYC, August 9, 2015. Credit: Jerry Michael Jones

In New York City, over 100 people gathered outside Barclays Center in Brooklyn on August 9 with banners and signs against police brutality and calling for justice. At 1 p.m. protesters did a four minute die-in, and then marched defiantly through the streets. At the busy Fulton Mall, two protesters were arrested—one was targeted by the police while carrying a "Black Lives Matter" sign. Others rallied at Union Square in Manhattan.

Over 200 people rallied in front of the Waller County, Texas jail/courthouse where Sandra Bland died under police custody after being arrested and brutalized for a supposed minor traffic violation. In Houston, a small but determined group held a speak-out and march in the Third Ward—a community where police murder is rampant. People from the neighborhood and students joined with revolutionaries and the Stop Mass Incarceration Network. After the speak-out at a park, people marched into the neighborhood with chants and the Stolen Lives banner.

Called by Black Lives Matter, around 350 people rallied and marched through Cambridge, Massachusetts—around three-fourths of the protesters were white people, some teenagers and many in their 20s and 30s.

In Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 100 people marched through downtown and protested at the convention center where the national Fraternal Order of Police was opening their national convention.

In Portland, Oregon, about 100 people blocked an intersection, and two were arrested.

In Minneapolis, Minnesota, people took to the streets on August 10 for an "emergency shutdown" and closed down intersections.


August 9, Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY

August 9, Barclays Center, Brooklyn, NY. Credit: Cynthia Trinh.

Minneapolis August 9

August 9, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Credit Twitter/@UR_ninja

Cambridge, Massachusetts, August 9

August 9, Cambridge, Massachusetts. Special to Revolution


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