Across the country, organizations have joined our call for another mass, united day of action to stop police crimes and fight for community control of the police. As the call to protest reads:
Over the past two weeks as Minneapolis and the rest of country have erupted in outrage over the murder of George Floyd by law enforcement—a spark which has ignited the collective experience of police terror across America going back as far as the institution of police has existed here—we have seen law enforcement double down on their crimes. As authorities dragged their feet to charge the four officers responsible for killing George Floyd, demonstrations have been met with such indiscriminate violence, repressive curfews, and military force to suppress this popular movement for change. These violent attempts to crush the protests have exposed the intentions of the state and the police towards progressive change and those united in fighting for it, but they have failed to kill this movement.
After over 100,000 people were mobilized in over 20 cities to our May 30ᵗʰ #DayOfProtest and we saw widespread violent repression, we are now seeing the other side of the effort to snuff out this movement: a calculated and deliberate effort to coopt the language of "defunding" or "divesting" from police and attempt to charm activists with offers to make meager, and likely temporary, budget cuts. We must show our force in numbers to demand resilient change and fight for #CommunityControlNow!