Solidarity from Minneapolis to Denver: Say NO to White Supremacist Violence
Black Lives Matter 5280 is calling for solidarity tonight at 6pm as we show Black Lives Matter organizers in Minneapolis that we are with them in the fight against the racist violence they have endured. Last night, 5 BLM protesters were shot by white supremacists near the#4thPrecintShutDown encampment that is demanding justice and transparency in the police killing of #JamarClark. Whether you are black, brown, white, or multiracial, we cannot stand for this.
We call on our supporters to join us for a rally on the west side of Broadway between Colfax and 14th Ave. Here, we will show Denver and Minneapolis that we cannot tolerate this kind of violence against protesters and that law enforcement *must* take the threat from white supremacist groups much more seriously. We will not allow the lives of those killed or injured while interacting with police (like Denver’s own Michael Marshall) to be in vain. And let’s show up to let white supremacists know that we will NOT be scared into silence, nor will we let them win.
Please bring candles, flowers, and signs with messages of support for the protesters in Minneapolis and those fighting in Denver and/or against white supremacist groups. We will send pictures and messages of our love and support directly to the Black Lives Matter organizers in Minneapolis who continue to courageously fight for their community and for ours. Please show up with us tonight to make it clear that we will not let racists threaten or harm our community.