Where: Along the 4th Avenue Bridge in downtown Olympia
When: Tuesday, February 19, 3:30 - 6:00 pm
Who: Organized by Anti-Cop Olympia
Why: With strong feelings about local police, both from the riot at Evergreen and from the police brutality at the Port in November, now is the time to speak out against police aggression and intimidation. By establishing an anti-cop presence in our city, we can better counter the lies put out by the police and the corporate media, we can introduce PR consequences for police misconduct, and we will be in a better position to offer real support to the victims of police brutality.
This is a positive event. (Well, positive for everyone but the cops that is.) Traditional signs include "Fire all the cops," "Honk if you hate the cops," and "Cops are racist pigs." Use one of ours or make your own! (No direct threats and no profanity, please.)
Last summer, after a local activist was assaulted, anti-cop rallies gathered on the bridge every Tuesday for close to four months. Public support was overwhelming. Every day, I thought it would be a chore to stand out in the sun for two hours, and every day the endless smiles and waves and the cacophony of horns convinced me I was wrong. If you hate cops as much as I do, do yourself a favor and swing on by! :D
Love and Justice,
P.S. The cops threatened to identify rioters from videos taken the morning of the 15th. Those could be empty threats, but they could be for real. Anyone who is especially concerned about being identified as a participant in that event may want to not attend the anti-cop rally, not for the rally's sake, but for one's own. The cops will surely be watching us for identification purposes.