AntiRacist organizers, Sandra Killett and parents from Child Welfare Organizing Project with Erica Itzkowitz of AntiRacist Alliance Westchester
On October 22, the National Day of Protest to Stop Police Brutality, Repression and the Criminalization of a Generation, thousands of people must gather in Union Square, take to the streets, and march to Times Square, in a defiant statement that we will not live this way. We will gather in Union Square, people from all the different organizations, faith communities, the projects, those that are the target of police brutality, activists and others. And especially, youth from the high schools walk out, busting out of the schools, those that are sweated and brutalized by the police everyday, bringing their energy, their enthusiasm, their defiance, their refusal to live like this. Everyone should bring their banners and signs.
There was also a press conference, and reading of Pledge of Resistance on steps of City Hall, 260 Broadway, on south side, to demand:
- Bratton and “Broken Windows” Must Go Now!
- Justice for Eric Garner! Indict the Killer Cops!
- Stop the Repression of the Witnesses!
- All Out for the October Month of Resistance to Mass Incarceration, Police Terror, Repression and the Criminalization of Generation!
Many protesters to the streets to march to Times Square with drums beating, our banners, target posters that say “No More”, posters that say “We stand with the defiant ones of Ferguson”, pictures of loved ones, everyone blowing the whistle. We will be loud, raucous, and defiant
Times Square, where people from all over the country and the world go to visit, will not be business as usual. With our presence and action, a message will go out to the world that this country is guilty of horrific crimes against its own people and this must stop, NOW! We will gather and read the Pledge of Resistance in one loud voice, declaring that this is the beginning of a movement that aims to stop police brutality, repression and the criminalization of a generation