Protesters plan to disrupt New Year’s Eve festivities in the name of justice for black lives
Protesters are planning to disrupt New Year’s Eve celebrations in major metropolitan areas across the nation.
The protests, headed by the Stop Mass Incarceration Network, calls for activists to not allow New Years Eve 2015 “to go down because business as usual in Amerikkka includes wanton police murder of Black people.”
“The refusal of grand juries in Ferguson and Staten Island to indict the cops who murdered Michael Brown and Eric Garner made this clear. So the powerful, beautiful and necessary outpourings that have disrupted this society’s normal routine must continue and escalate on New Years Eve and into the New Year.
“But in this society, cops who brutalize and murder are given the benefit of the doubt and are almost never punished in any way for their crimes. This is illegitimate and unacceptable. It must be STOPPED, and it’s up to us to stop it! On New Year’s Eve, we must act in many different ways to do just that.
“Say in a loud, clear voice – NO NEW YEAR UNDER THIS OLD SYSTEM! And – WE CAN’T BREATHE! Bring your whistles and blow them loudly. Bring your signs and banners.” Bring your signs and banners too. Figure out imaginative ways to say NO MORE to all these horrors.”
Activists are encouraged to bring signs, banners and whistles. A list of cities where celebrations should be crashed is provided on the website.
New York, Houston, Los Angeles, Cleveland and St. Louis are expected to be key sites.
Black lives matter.
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