This Sat., July 22, 2-4 pm
Gather at corner of Hollywood & Argyle, L.A.
(Metro Red Line stop Hollywood & Vine.)
All anti-racist, progressive people are encouraged to participate in a People’s Speak Out against racism and police brutality. The speak out will be at the corner of Hollywood Blvd. and Argyle Ave. to show the LAPD that protesters and the community will not be intimidated by police terror.
On July 8, the LAPD viciously attacked a peaceful, multinational crowd of hundreds who had gathered to demonstrate against the racist, anti-immigrant “Minuteman Project” and their supporters. Without any provocation, the police beat dozens and falsely arrested six people, all of them anti-Minutemen protesters. Just before the police riot, top LAPD brass on the scene were chumming around with the fascist Minutemen on the other side of the street.
Lawsuits are pending, and the video clearly shows the savage, unprovoked beating. We are returning to precisely the same street corner to speak out against police brutality. I expect it to be quite peaceful. LAPD would be insane to club people again, given the repercussions from what happened July 8.
BTW, Street corner protests like this one are completely legal. You do not need a permit.
And I’m looking to buy my first video camera.