Occupy OC Marches in Solidarity with Anaheim Residents Against Police Brutality and Economic Inequality
ANAHEIM, Calif., July 27, 2012 – Today, the people of Occupy Orange County CA in solidarity with the families of the two shooting victims along with embattled Anaheim neighborhood residents are marching at 5:30 p.m. in Anaheim starting in Stoddard Park (on S. 9th St. between W. Orangewood and W. Katella avenues). The peaceful, non-violent resistance march will start atStoddardPark and go downKatella Avenue towardsHarbor Boulevard.
After the protest, citizens are invited back toStoddardParkfor more information about Saturday’s events including an Occupy Orange County CA & Occupy LA Solidarity Livestream Media & Non-Violent Resistance Teach-In at 10 a.m. and another march starting atStoddardParkand ending atHarbor Boulevardat noon. On Sunday,OccupyOrangeCountyCAurges residents to join in the noon protest at the Anaheim Police Department (425 S. Harbor Blvd.).
“The mother (Genevieve Huizar) of Manuel Diaz is wise. She and the rest of the families affected by this senseless and unnecessary tragedy are calling for peace amongst the citizens,” saysOccupyOrangeCountyCAorganizer George Olivio. “They want to see justice served.”
Olivio, who has been in close contact with the embattled and mournfulAnaheimresidents, says the residents are asking the community to stand down on violent activity because violence is not justice.
“They’re crying out for a non-violent, peaceful protest and real justice in the hopes the officers involved in the shootings will be investigated byCalifornia’s Attorney General and on behalf of all eight victims.”
“If found guilty,” says Olivio, “they would like to see the officers involved charged to the full extent of the law.”
“Occupy Orange County CA stands in full solidarity with the families of these victims in the pursuit for non-violent protest and accountability against the unjust racial profiling prejudice and unlawful violence against innocent unarmed citizens who are suffering as the result of a few violent people,” says Olivio.
To view OccupyOrangeCountyCA’s livestream of the protest, visit: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/orangecrew
For live protest updates and information on future protests, visit OccupyOrangeCountyCA’s Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/OccupyOrangeCountyCA
To make a donation of money or supplies, please visit: http://www.occupy-oc.org/donations/
OccupyOrangeCountyCA media spokesperson: George Olivio, 714-683-8003OccupyOrangeCountyCA media relations: Sheryll Alexander, email@example.com, 949-423-5048