#RiseUpOctoberTour Hits Ferguson

August 17, 2015 | Revolution Newspaper | revcom.us


From Friday, August 8 through Tuesday, August 11, the #RiseUpOctoberTour was in Ferguson, Missouri. They were organizing people to protest on the one-year anniversary of the police murder of Mike Brown. They united with people in struggle on that anniversary (see coverage) and organized people to make October 24 happen in New York City.

RiseUpOctoberTour in Ferguson

#RiseUpOctoberTour in Ferguson. Photo: Stop Mass Incarceration Network

On August 8, the tour held a press conference in Ferguson—across the street from the police station. They called everyone to be in NYC October 22-24 for #RiseUpOctober—STOP Police Terror/Which Side Are You On?

Speakers included Carl Dix, who along with Cornel West initiated the call for #RiseUpOctober and who represents the Revolutionary Communist Party, USA; Andrea Smith, mother of Justin Smith, murdered by the Tulsa, Oklahoma police department, August 14, 1998; Reverend Jerome McCorry, faith coordinator of the Stop Mass Incarceration Network and #RiseUpOctober; and long-time Harlem activist Nellie Bailey. Watch the press conference here:


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