The Black Lives Matter movement is calling for a “Day of Rage” on Friday, July 15 to protest what it calls “all forms of police brutality” targeting 37 cities for action, although the specific threat is not described.

 

A protest outside the White House in Washington, D.C. is also planned.

 

The name refers to the “Days of Rage” anti-war demonstrations and disruptions in 1969 by the Weathermen branch of the Students for a Democratic Society (SDS), including Bernadine Dorhn, a Chicago friend and neighbor of President Barack Obama.

 

The “Anonymous” branch of the BLM posted the “call” for the protests as a continuing reaction to the deaths of two black men in interactions with police in Minnesota and Louisiana.

 

Last week, A BLM protest in Dallas was the scene of the assassination of five uniformed Dallas police officers by a sniper who said he wanted to “kill white police.”

 

The social media post on Pastebin.com was threatening, yet vague in its declaration of a “day of action centered around civil disobedience” and although it addressed police directly saying, “We are not your enemy,” the post added, “We will not be silenced or intimidated.”

 

The post listed the cities that are to be targeted, but singled out the Baton Rouge Police Department, informing it, “we’ve already launched attacks on your virtual infrastructure.”

 

Baton Rouge was the site of one of the controversial police shootings last week.

 

The locations listed in the BLM call for the “Day of Rage” are listed below; note that the times have been coordinated nationwide to occur simultaneously.

 

7:00 p.m. EDT

Washington DC: WHITE HOUSE, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW

Baltimore: HARBORPLACE, 201 E. Pratt Street

Boston: MASSACHUSETTS STATE HOUSE, 24 Beacon Street

Detroit: Campus Martius Park

Lansing: STATE CAPITOL BUILDING, Capitol Avenue at Michigan Avenue

Ann Arbor: THE DIAG, Burns Park

Atlanta: OLD DECATUR COURTHOUSE, 101 E. Court Square

Tampa: OUTSIDE HILLSBOROUGH COURTHOUSE, 800 E. Twiggs Street

Orlando: LAKE EOLA PARK, 195 N. Rosalind Avenue

Miami: GWEN CHERRY PARK, NW 71 Street

Manhattan, NY: TIMES SQUARE

Newark: NEWARK CITY HALL, 920 Broad Street

Durham, North Carolina: 200 E. Main Street

Columbus, Ohio: GOODALE PARK

Cleveland: CLEVELAND PUBLIC LIBRARY, 325 Superior Ave E

Philadelphia: LOVE PARK, 1599 John F Kennedy Blvd.

Pittsburgh: PITTSBURGH CITY-COUNTY BUILDING, 414 Grant Street

6:00 p.m. CDT

Nashville: Estes Kefauver Federal Building, 801 Broadway

Little Rock: OUTSIDE STATE CAPITOL BUILDING, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr.

Chicago: RICHARD J. DALEY CENTER, 50 W. Washington Street

Des Moines: IOWA STATE CAPITOL, 1007 E. Grand Avenue

New Orleans: LAFAYETTE SQUARE

Minneapolis: MINNEAPOLIS URBAN LEAGUE, 2100 Plymouth Ave N Street

St. Louis: GATEWAY ARCH

Memphis: HEALTH SCIENCES PARK

Austin, Texas: TEXAS STATE CAPITOL, South Gate - 11th and Congress Avenue

5:00 MDT

Phoenix: EASTLAKE PARK, 1549 E. Jefferson Street

Tucson: CATALINA PARK, 900 N. 4th Avenue

Denver: CIVIC CENTER PARK, 100 W. 14th Avenue Pkwy.

Salt Lake City: SALT LAKE CITY COMMUNITY COLLEGE, 4600 S. Redwood Road

Milwaukee: DINEEN PARK

4:00 PDT

Portland: PIONEER COURTHOUSE SQUARE, 701 SW 6th Avenue

San Francisco: CIVIC CENTER PLAZA, 355 McAllister Street

Oakland: FRANK OGAWA PLAZA, 1 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza

Los Angeles: LEIMERT PLAZA PARK, 4395 Leimert Blvd.

Carson City: NEVADA STATE CAPITOL BUILDING, 101 N. Carson Street

Seattle: QUEEN ANNE BAPTIST CHURCH, 2011 1st Avenue N

 

 

 

 

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