Sunday, June 23, 2024

A National Day of Protest Against Police Brutality rally is planned for Saturday in front of Cambridge City Hall by The Black Response Cambridge.

Representatives of organizations including The Black Response, Asian American Resource Workshop and Justice 4 Housing will speak to raise awareness about the history of police violence in America and provide political education around a contemporary abolition movement, organizers said. The event will include musical performances and questions from the audience.

There have been no Cambridge incidents of police violence for protesters to rally behind, but speakers will highlight national abolitionist campaigns such as ending solitary confinement in prisons and ending audio technology such as ShotSpotter, which is used in Cambridge. Others will talk about a state Senate bill for a moratorium on jail and prison construction; and building support for policing alternatives such as Cambridge HEART.

Oct. 22 rallies have been held every year since 1996, “bringing together those under the gun and those not under the gun as a powerful voice to expose the epidemic of police brutality,” organizers said. Information on Saturday’s event is here.

  • The National Day of Protest Against Police Brutality rally is planned for 5 p.m. Saturday at Cambridge City Hall, 795 Massachusetts Ave., Central Square.

This post took significant amounts of material from a press release.