Marches Against Police Murder Occur Simultaneously in Washington and Colorado

Cassius Methyl
February 17, 2015

(ANTIMEDIA) On Saturday, marches against even more killings by police occurred simultaneously in Pasco, Washington and Denver, Colorado.

Hundreds of people showed up to both protests with about about 200 individuals in Pasco and, at least, 300 more in Denver.

In the small city of Pasco, Washington, with only a population of 68,000, 4 people have been killed since the summer of last year. The protest was organized primarily by the family of the man who was recently shot and killed “for throwing rocks,” Antonio Zambrano-Montes.

Antonio Zambrano-Montes’ 5 year old niece was photographed crying during the protest. Powerful pictures illustrate the devastation this family felt after their loved one was killed execution style, according to the family.

The family of Antonio is also trying to file a 25 million dollar claim for his unnecessary death.

In Denver, the protests revolved around the murder of 17-year-old Jessica Hernandez, an unarmed girl shot multiple times by police in a car full of other teenage girls.

2 people were arrested for vandalizing a cop’s memorial with red paint reminiscent of the blood spilled by Denver police. In effect, the head of the police union in Denver is calling for the resignation of Denver police chief, Robert White.

The March Against Police Terror was organized by a group called Denver Community Defense Committee, which had this say in a statement from them 

It is telling that at this moment, local media and the Denver Police Department are more offended over red paint being splashed on a piece of stone than the very real red blood that continues to stain our streets because of unchecked police violence. Although the paint was easily washed off the memorial, the scars left by police terror can never be washed away.

This simply isn’t going to stop.

It’s extremely discouraging and painful to see these senseless police murders continue nationwide. We have no choice but to keep talking about cases like these if we want anything to change. As activists and concerned citizens, we must come up with a solutions together. Help us spread the word by sharing this post with your friends.

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