The news that George Zimmerman was found NOT GUILTY spread like wildfire. Further proof that the court system will continue to let any cop, or cop-wannabe like Zimmerman, walk free after murdering an African person pointe blank under this system of colonialism.
The Uhuru Movement immediately called for a demonstrations, denouncing the calls by Obama, the police and the media at large that the African community must “stay calm”.
Every 28 hours an African person in the U.S. is killed by the police! This is a war! They want to act like Trayvon Martin’s murder was unique – but in fact it is common place in the African community!
The Uhuru Movement led a motorcade and powerful demonstration in Sanford, FL on Friday and then the morning after the verdict was announced, InPDUM assembled at a major intersection in the African community of south St. Petersburg and led a bold and courageous demonstration of Africans and allies.
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Uhuru Solidarity Movement joined the demonstrations and made the demand for “Reparations Now!” and calling for everyone to join the Days in Solidarity with African People campaign by going online to uhurusolidarity.org and Taking the Pledge of Solidarity!
This action drew between 700-1,000 participants from across the city, and had a militant stance, chanting “No Justice! No Peace!” and “We’re fired up! Can’t take it no more!” The USM contingent took a strong stand in solidarity with the African community-led march, boldly displaying signs that read:
USM organizers handed out flyers for the Days in Solidarity With African People campaign and talked to many North Americans about our outrage and how we can truly contribute to real change following the verdict.
Join the struggle to reverse the verdict of imperialism. Take the first step by Taking the Pledge of Solidarity with African People, sign your name, leave your statement, send us your picture and we’ll post it online. Become a sustaining member of the Uhuru Solidarity Movement, and build the “Days in Solidarity with African People” in your area. We can meet with you, give you training and materials. Reparations Now! Uhuru!