ALERT: BLM ‘Day of Rage’ Planned to Go Down in These 37 Cities
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
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
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