HMU WHEN YOUR RED BLOOD IS RUNNING THROUGH THE STREETS FROM YOUR SLAIN BODY FOR FOUR HOURS AFTER YOU’RE ILLEGALLY EXECUTED FOR BEING AN INNOCENT POC OKAY???? THEN TELL ME IT’S NOT RACISM. YOU HAVE WHITE PRIVILEGE. I HAVE WHITE PRIVILEGE. WE CAN WALK OUT OF CONVENIENCE STORES WITHOUT FEARING FOR OUR LIVES. WE TAKE IT FOR GRANTED. THIS IS COMPLETELY ABOUT RACISM.
As a person of color,
This attack at Ferguson makes me really scared.
Tear gas, rubber bullets, the KKK?
I don’t know what to think of this country or world anymore.
How can you call this freedom?
All of tumblr paused what they were doing and immediately started to post about Ferguson, and giving information to one another. This is how social media works.
REMINDER: THIS IS A PEACEFUL SHOW OF RAGE; WE CONDEMN ANY ACTION OF PHYSICAL VIOLENCE.
To all who are reading this,
We are Anonymous.
We call upon the citizens of the United States to rise up and stand in solidarity with the people of Ferguson. They are currently fighting for their right to peacefully protest. The media will have you believe that these protesters are looters and criminals. This is certainly not the case. As we’ve seen tonight with our own eyes, the police began preemptively striking the protesters with tear gas, rubber bullets, and flash bangs. We’ve seen journalists assaulted and arrested, targeted by tear gas and rubber bullets, and told to turn off their cameras and move away or be subject to arrest. We witnessed as police threatened demonstrators to DISPERSE AND RETURN TO THEIR HOMES, and then firing tear gas in people’s own yards.
We cannot sit still and watch this happen. It is our time to get off our chairs, turn off the TV, and make ourselves heard. Let us all stand in solidarity with Mike Brown, the people of Ferguson, and every single person that was brutalized, and brutally murdered by so-called authorities.
Anonymous plans to assist with protests by leaving our keyboards and going on the ground with the people. Our collective will join those who demonstrate on the streets.
***DAY OF RAGE, AUGUST 14TH 2014***
CITIES (Hours correspond with local time for each city):
CHICAGO - 6:00PM (Richard J Daley Center, 50 W Washington St, Chicago, Illinois 60602)
DETROIT - 7:00PM (Hart Plaza, One Hart Plaza, Detroit, Michigan 48226)
NEW YORK - 7:00PM (Lower Manhattan: Union Square; Upper Manhattan: By Morningside Park entrance @ 123 Street and Morningside in Harlem; Brooklyn: Fulton Park in Bed-Stuy; Queens: Baisely Pond Park, Jamaica, New York 11436)
WASHINGTON D.C. - 7:00PM (Malcolm X Park, Washington, District of Columbia 20009)
BOSTON - 7:00PM (INSIDE BOSTON COMMON near the corner of Beacon St and Park St in front of the Massachusetts State House)
LOS ANGELES - 4:00PM (LEIMERT PLAZA PARK 4395 Leimert Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90008)
NEW ORLEANS - 6:00PM (Lafayette Square, New Orleans, LA 70130)
Other cities are mentioned here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1y…
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"let’s have a moment of silence for the people in ferguson" NO. I REFUSE TO BE QUIET ABOUT THIS. THEY PEPPER SPRAYED A CHILD, CHARGED A 12 YEAR OLD FOR ASSAULTING A POLICE OFFICER, SHOT A UNARMED 17 YEAR OLD, AND NOW THEYRE TEAR GASSING AND SHOOTING RUBBER BULLETS AT PEACEFUL PROTESTERS. I REFUSE TO BE QUIET.