National Day of Protest – Chicago Car Caravan and Rally

September 19, 2020 - 10:30 AM – 3 PM

Benito Juarez High School, 21st and S. Loomis St., Chicago, IL

Supporting Organizations: Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression, Arab American Action Network and Freedom Road Socialist Organization

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The National Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression sent out a call to action to participate in another national day of protest on September 19th – and Chicago is responding with a car caravan and rally! There are TWO starting locations for the car caravan: Benito Juarez High School (21st and S. Loomis St.) and 17th and Canal St. If you are participating in the caravan, arrive at the starting location by 10:30am. The car caravans will travel to the Rally happening at 12:30pm at Federal Plaza (W Adams St and S Dearborn St). Here are our demands!
* We demand that the cops who shot or murdered Breonna Taylor, Daniel Prude, Jacob Blake, Miguel Vega, and Trayford Pellerin be immediately arrested, charged and convicted.
* We demand the immediate withdrawal of federal agents and National Guard troops sent to our cities to brutalize protestors and terrorize our communities.
* We demand real police accountability through all-elected Civilian Police Accountability Councils (CPAC) establishing community control of the police, shifting police funding to essential public services like education, housing, and healthcare and regulating police to address the real demands for the safety of the people.We must protest now and demand justice now because it is precisely now when everything is at stake. It is now that we are seeing over 183,000 deaths to COVID-19 infections. It is now that Black, Brown and poor white and working class people are dying at an alarming rate, that we have over 26 million unemployed with reduced benefits, that we face unprecedented social misery and economic devastation. While tens of thousands are dying in isolation from their families because they have been abandoned by the federal government and Black and Brown people are being murdered with impunity by the police we can not fail to act, to protest even more loudly and put in the streets even greater numbers demanding justice and an end to weaponizing the coronavirus against the poor, the workers and the oppressed.