PLEASE show up to this.
Friday, July 9th
Demonstration in memory of Oscar Grant and in solidarity with prisoners suffering under inhumane conditions in the Richmond City Jail.
4pm-Demo at City Hall (8th and Broad)
5pm- March down Broad Street to Richmond City Jail- noise demonstration in solidarity with prisoners
Bring banners in memory of Oscar Grant, signs, fliers, etc
Bring ways to make noise so the inmates know we are out there. Buckets, sticks, guitars, horns, megaphones, boomboxes, etc.
Some information about Oscar Grant:
Oscar Grant was a young black man murdered by the police on Jan 1, 2009 in Oakland CA. Following reports of a fight on a BART train, transit police arrived, and detained Oscar and one other person. Oscar Grant was prostrate, cuffed face down on the ground. He was allegedly resisting arrest, and Officer Johannes Mehserle drew his firearm and shot him in the back. The murder was recorded by several passengers on the train, and led to widespread riots in Oakland and international solidarity actions. It also led to the first EVER murder trial for a police officer in the state of California.