As the videos of the horrific Memphis police beating of Tyre Nichols, leading to his death, were released on Friday, January 27, outrage at the murder of—yet again!—a young Black man spread across the country. And people were out in the streets in righteous protest, calling out Tyre’s name and demanding justice—from Memphis, where people took over a major bridge for several hours… to New York City, where protests disrupted business-as-usual at Grand Central Terminal, Times Square and elsewhere… to Los Angeles, Atlanta, Washington DC, and other cities. Protests continued in many cities on Saturday and Sunday.
As we’ve written here at revcom.us: “It is crucial to fight for justice for Tyre Nichols, and not to stop until it’s won. But unless and until we make revolution—unless and until we overthrow this system… unless and until we defeat and dismantle their armed forces of repression and violence… this same shit, along with all the other horrors this system brings down, will go on. And on. And on. We need a revolution—an actual revolution….”