Peaceful Protesters Were Met With Hostility, Violence on State Wide Day of Action for Police Accountability #RiseUpWA / Racial Justice Coalition

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Tuesday March 8, 2016

For Immediate Release  Racial Justice Coalition

Bellingham, WA- In solidarity with other communities throughout Washington, individuals in Bellingham came out for a peaceful procession on Friday, February 26, 2016 at 3:00pm to call for police accountability, to bring an end to the dangerous practice of racial profiling, and to recognize people who fell victim to police brutality, causing injury or death.

Community activists, leaders for social justice, well-known and respected, strong community voices for racial justice gathered in front of the Bellingham Police Department and proceeded to peacefully march in the streets of downtown Bellingham, later ending the march back at the police station. Though they completed the march, the community activists were harassed by a number of violent and hostile citizens.  […]

Read the complete press release on the Racial Justice Coalition website here.


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