Monday, May 25, 2015

Protesters hit coney island to remind beach goers about our war on black people

photo from Aymann Ismail
"Demonstrators with the Peoples Power Assemblies laid out black towels with outlines symbolizing the bodies of Michael Brown, Akai Gurley, Aiyana Jones and 17 other people of color who died at the hands of cops. They posted cards for those victims who never saw age 21 and held up a 45-foot banner on the boardwalk saying, “Stop Killing Black People.”

“We mourn the soldiers killed over in wars, and we need to recognize there’s war happening here,” said Peoples Power Assemblies co-organizer KaLisa Moore, who noted that more than 450 people have been killed by police this year. The movement aims to “bring awareness to the war that’s happening in our own communities,” she said."

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