From: Letwin, Michael
Date: Tue, Oct 4, 2016 at 10:07 AM
Subject: FYI: 6pm Tonight: Urgent Solidarity Action For Charlotte Uprising
Urgent Solidarity Action For Charlotte Uprising
125th and Adam Clayton Powell
There is an urgent call from the Charlotte uprising for cities across the country to rise up in solidarity on Tuesday, October 4th. There has been intense repression there. Cops are looking at videos from the initial days of the uprising and have issued 95 new warrants solely for Black protestors and activists. They are arresting people when leaving demonstrations. They are going after the leaders. And they are not releasing people. Bree Newsome and others in the Charlotte uprising are asking for solidarity.
See this posting for the Charlotte call for solidarity: https://www.facebook.com/events/1740616026192952/
On September 20th, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police killed Keith Lamont Scott, a disabled Black father who deserved to live. People have taken to the streets of Charlotte every day and every night to demand an end to the war on Black lives and Black communities. People on the ground continue to be met with police repression from the police murder of Justin Carr in the protests to the use of tear gas in crowds to the issuing of warrants for the arrests of people who have livestreamed from the frontlines.
Many cities are going to demonstrate at Bank of America because Charlotte is their national headquarters and is known as the Wall Street of the South.
Join us in Harlem as we protest in solidarity with Charlotte against police brutality, gentrification, and Bank of America’s role in both.