Protestors Plan to Disrupt Major NYE Festivities With Anti-Police Rally.
Just when you thought the protesting couldn't get anymore exciting anti-police protestors have decided to crash major New Year's Eve festivities across the country. The protestors are still angry over the Michael Brown and Eric Garner cases, they seem to think that none of these incidences has anything to do with the actions of Garner or Brown, but instead are only a result of their skin tone.
The website Stop Mass Incarceration put out a sort of clever call for protestors to ruin New Year's Eve celebrations by saying they should disrupt people celebrating the arrival of 2015, " because business as usual in Amerikkka includes wanton police murder of Black people." They have listed cities with major New Year's Eve celebrations including New York, Los Angeles, Boston, Houston, New Haven, San Francisco, and in case you thought St. Louis was done with their protesting you can be surprised when you see that St. Louis is on their list as well.
The organizers are telling the protestors to bring signs, banners, and whistles to the celebrations, and be as loud as they can, and even chant, "We can't breathe," a play on Eric Garner's last words as he was put in a hold by police in New York. While it's understanding for people to be upset when they feel there has been injustice in the world, is it fair to ruin other people's holidays by crashing a celebration? Considering the tendency for many of the protests to turn violent, there's even the question being raised if it will hurt the turnout for these usually popular events. There are already reports of protestors calling for violence. One Tweet read, "F*ck 12 and u. PICK A sidE or die with em. #Ferguson #VonderritMyers Shawtown 211MOB New Years Eve Massacre Kill A Pig Night 12/31/2014.″
While the protestors are making the reasonable request for people to not be discriminated against due to skin color, it has to be pointed out that they are discriminating against all police officers due to the uniform they wear because they feel a couple of police officers behaved poorly.