Every Black August we honor freedom fighters. Demanding justice is key to Black liberation. We rise up in defense of all Black lives because protests and organizing are the only way we’ve ever secured any rights in this country.
The legacy and effectiveness of our movements means our right to protest has always been under attack, from the 10,000+ protestors arrested during the current uprising to Black political prisoners Mumia Abu Jamal, Josh Williams, and other protestors arrested during the Ferguson and Baltimore uprisings.
The current uprising has been met with police rioting, tear gas, physical abuse and violence, and bogus arrests. By June, we saw over 10,000 arrests with over 90 people facing federal charges.
The Movement for Black Lives demands all charges be dropped against protestors and political prisoners; a full investigation into all allegations of police and federal agent violence; the calling off of Operation Legend and militarization of police; all law enforcement agencies including ICE and CBP must stop arresting protestors; and passage of the BREATHE Act to divest from and end militarized policing.
From the Black Panthers to Ferguson organizers to the thousands being charged today by local and federal law enforcement, we are calling to free ‘em all!
Sign our petition now to free ‘em all. Please share widely.
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