A “poem” from Liisa’s FB post: Some pictures from today’s rally. Pictures taken by Martina Boyd #BlackLivesMatter / Noisy Waters Northwest

 

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Click the graphic to view Liisa’s original post on Facebook

September 24, 2016  Dena Jensen

On Friday, September 23, 2016 a Rally for Black Lives Matter was held in Bellingham at 6 p.m. in front of the Federal Building on Magnolia Street, downtown. 

Here is the information on the rally from the Facebook event page:

“With the recent shooting of Terence Crutcher, now more than ever we need to speak out about police brutality and why Black Lives Matter. Join us in front of the Federal Building this Friday for a brief rally. Together we can end police violence in America.”

Thanks to Martina Boyd’s photos that Liisa shared, I can read the rally signs as a poem:

BLACK LIVES MATTER
STOP THE KILLING
you don’t have to be BLACK to be OUTRAGED
BLACK LIVES MATTER
HOW MANY MORE? #blacklivesmatter

WHITE SILENCE IS VIOLENCE / BLACK LIVES MATTER
BLACK LIVES MATTER
PRETENDING SYSTEMIC RACISM DOESN’T EXIST  DOESN’T MAKE IT GO AWAY
BLACK LIVES MATTER

JUSTICE FOR ALL / BLACK LIVES MATTER
STOP POLICE BRUTALITY
I’M TIRED OF WHITE SILENCE, INACTION, AND COMPLICITY
BLACK LIVES MATTER

INVEST in STRONGER COMMUNITIES NOT BIGGER JAILS
BLACK LIVES MATTER
SOLIDARITY THANK YOU BELLINGHAM POLICE
BLACK LIVES MATTER!

WHITE SILENCE = VIOLENCE
NO JUSTICE NO PEACE
JUSTICE REQUIRES ACCOUNTABILITY AND TRANSPARENCY
POLICE: STOP KILLING BLACK PEOPLE

POLICE ACCOUNTABILITY NOW!
BLACK LIVES MATTER
BLACK LIVES MATTER
STOP RACIAL PROFILING

CIVILIAN OVERSIGHT NOW!
CONFRONT YOUR RACISM
BLACK LIVES MATTER
BLACK LIVES MATTER

WE DEMAND POLICE ACCOUNTABILITY
BLACK PEOPLE IN AMERICA ARE TREATED LIKE DOGS. THE REAL ENEMY OF MY PEOPLE IS HERE – MUHAMMAD ALI
BLACK LIVES MATTER

BLACK LIVES MATTER
BLACK LIVES MATTER
POLICE HOMICIDE IS NEVER JUSTIFIED
Silence = Complicity / BLACK LIVES MATTER

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