There will be a second march in Durham this evening (Tuesday) at 7pm, starting at the new Courthouse on Dillard St. close to the Durham Jail in downtown.
On Sunday, along with dozens of other rallies and marches around the country, a diverse crowd of hundreds of Durham residents rallied and took the streets, marching to the jail, where they were met with prisoners banging on their windows. In call and response, people screamed “Trayvon – Martin” and “No Justice, No Peace! Fuck the Police!” Energy was high, and folks were enthusiastic to continue the momentum.
Since that night, protests have continued around the country. Most recently, crowds of hundreds and maybe thousands in Houston, TX and Oakland, CA have taken over major freeways in their cities. The tactic has piggybacked off of a similar takeover in LA on Sunday; a trend is emerging.
As multiracial crowds around the country continue to gather, its become clear that this struggle will not dissappear, and that it is about something bigger than just the racist exoneration of a single wannabe cop. This is about the entire system of justice and control and policing, about how in this country poor people’s lives are considered basically worthless.
Please show up tonight at 7pm if you can. Spread the word by whatever networks you can. The struggle lives on.