Sherman Park, Milwaukee – 1 P.M.
The recent attempted murder of Jacob Blake reaffirms that the police must be abolished. Kenosha cops shot him in the back 7 times because they know they are backed by a system built on a legacy of violent oppression of Black and Brown communities. Despite video evidence and multiple witnesses, the media still attempts to smear Jacob Blake and justify the use of excessive force and brutality by the hands of police. Three months of ongoing protests in the name of Black lives did not prevent this act of violence. As long as the police exist, they will continue to be a threat to Black, Brown, and Indigenous communities.
Please join us for a socially distanced, family-friendly march in the name of Jacob Blake and all those lost to state-sanctioned murder, including Thee Three of Milwaukee, Antonio Gonzales, Jay Anderson, and Alvin Cole. Throughout the march, we will feature speakers and discuss abolition as a revolutionary goal.
We stand in solidarity with Jacob Blake and all those standing up against police brutality everywhere.
A world without cops is possible, and we believe the first step towards that is defunding the police and reinvesting in communities – education, housing, healthcare, and the needs of the working class. People power has won victories that were, at one time, unthinkable – including the eight-hour workday, desegregation, fair housing, and more. We believe abolition is the utmost form of justice for all victims of police terror. As Angela Davis said, “You have to act as if it were possible to radically transform the world. And you have to do it all the time.”
We will begin at Sherman Park and move through the neighborhood.
**Please wear a mask. We will have extra masks and water as well.**
We’ll see you in the streets!