Tuesday, January 20, 2009

March for Justice on MLK Day

The march yesterday calling for justice for Oscar Grant and the families of all victims of police violence was successful in its participation of the people - between the two rallies and the march there hundreds of participants. It was also successful in its impact on and response from the community. Leaders from the Black Power Movement and the growing resistance of the African community in the form of leaders young and old were present and a significant outpouring of solidarity from Mexican, Asian and white people for the struggle for African liberation as we marched through the historic African community of West Oakland, past the Oakland headquarters of the Marcus Garvey movement to the sites where Black Panther Party founder Huey P. Newton was assassinated by the government to Li'l Bobby Hutton Park, recognizing the government's brutal attack on the African freedom struggle and the strength of the organized resistance of the freedom fighters in the struggle.

Check out today's San Francisco Chronicle for a decent article on the march.

Come out to an orientation of the Uhuru Solidarity Movement on this Sunday, January 25th from 10am to noon at World Grounds Cafe,3726 MacArthur Blvd (between 35th Ave and High St.) in Oakland.

Email oakland@uhurusolidarity.org for more info.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a great demo. Congrats and good work!