Advocates Calls on Cities to De-Escalate Violent Response to Protests
Over the weekend, we have witnessed countless acts of violence in the course of police and military response to protests.
We have seen peaceful protestors, journalists, and bystanders assaulted by law enforcement armed to the teeth and with seemingly no regard for the safety of those they are supposed to protect.
We’ve seen our youth activists gassed, stomped on, and physically assaulted.
It cannot go on.
Advocates calls on mayors in every city to de-escalate and refrain from using police violence to put down those calling for an end to police violence.
Stop attacking your citizens: our cities would be better served by listening to youth protestors and acknowledging and responding to the demands of the Black Lives Matter movement.