On Saturday, the newly formed [Coalition for Justice 4 Jamar] held its first big action: a unity march for organizations, students, activists, concerned community members, etc. to come together and show support for the coalition’s demands, which are as follows:
- direct prosecution of the officers who killed Jamar Clark [instead of a grand jury]
- immediate [release of the tapes] of Jamar Clark’s murder
- federal domestic terrorism charges against the white supremacists who shot 5 protesters, [who are currently only being charged with assault and “rioting,”] not even attempted murder
- [community control and oversight of the police]
Hundreds showed up to march despite below freezing temperatures, starting at the Fourth Precinct in North Minneapolis and ending at the Hennepin County Government Center downtown, with several symbolic stops along the way. At every stop in the march, speakers addressed that site’s relationship to broader systems of racism in Minneapolis.
The Southwest Journal published some of these photos [here].