#A9 CALL FOR GLOBAL DAY OF ACTION – CHALKUPY THE WORLD
By Occupy LA, Chalkwalk (Consented upon by the OLA General Assembly on Wednesday, July 25, 2012)
The public, frustrated by the absurdity of police violence over ‘sidewalk chalk’, filled the streets demanding that the police cease their intimidation over what many consider a fundamental right to free speech and assembly. The law enforcement arm of the state saw fit to intervene violently in a peaceful expression of free speech and ‘do it yourself’ art, on behalf of the private interests that control the downtown space. They shot the crowd with the near lethal force of rubber bullets and foam grenades inciting fear and panic so that their violent intervention appears justified. In light of recent police murders in Anaheim, it is important we show that crowd control tactics taken against any who dare protest are not acceptable uses of force by any police state. More than that, these acts of terror by the police state will not deter us from assembling and seeking justice for our communities.
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