"Staying contained and silent must end. It is time for American civil societies to rise up, in SOLIDARITY, and express our outrage for the dominating modes of power that enable racism, inequality, and impunity. We must come together in order to resist the complacency and complicity that allows these injustices to persist," read an announcement for the rally, which also communicated the following demands:
-equal representation for: women, people of color, the poor and homeless, the LBGT community and the disabled.
-an end to racial profiling
-transparency and accountability
-the funding of schools, not jails or war
AND WE DEMAND JUSTICE!
|Officer Bill Azua of the Santa Cruz Police Department gives a person a citation for skateboarding as the demonstration approaches.|