Charlottesville Students Issue Anti-Police Demands: Cops Target People of Color, Protect Wealth

By Penny Starr

The University of Virginia (UVA) Students United distributed a list of demands and accusations against the university and police as a demonstration billed as anti-white supremacy devolved into an anti-law enforcement, anarchist event on Saturday in Charlottesville, Virginia. “Last year they came with torches, this year they come with badges,” the statement said. “We will not be holding the rally within the confines of policing apparatus forced upon us by the University administration. It is a betrayal of our ideals and our community.” #Charlottesville”Last year they came w/ torches.This year they came w/ badges.” FUCK.THE.POLICE. Fight fascism on all fronts. — IWOC (@IWW_IWOC) August 12, 2018 The statement included a list of demands: • Payment or Waiving of Medical Fees for all survivors of August 11th and 12th • Denouncement of White Supremacy in the form of issuing Lifelong No Trespass orders to identified White Supremacists present on August 11th • Transparency for the undisclosed profits raised by the Concert for Charlottesville The statement also included a list of how the University “retaliated” against the protesters by suggesting protesters wear wristbands so they could be identified, setting up barricades, providing a space for counter-protesters, and housing police in …read more


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