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Vancouver Anarchists March in Solidarity With Ferguson and Shut US Consulate Down

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In front of US Consulate
In front of US Consulate
Vancouver Anarchists March in Solidarity With Ferguson and Shut US Consulate Down
Packing up
Packing up
Poster pasted on consolate
Poster pasted on consolate
VPD observing
VPD observing

Also posted by vicbeatthepipelines:

To coincide with the weekend of resistance in Ferguson, Missouri, anarchists and other trouble makers decided to take the streets against not just the murdering of unarmed teenager Mike Brown, but against the police and the state itself.

 

Around ten people, a few masked, took the streets at Abbot and East Hastings street. Holding a banner written, “From Vancity To Ferguson - Fuck The Police!” Chants of “No Justice! No Peace! Fuck The Police!” Echoed off the buildings as we made our way downtown to the US consulate. Rage against police was heard loud and clear. One person yelled, “No more black kids getting shot by cops. Fuck the Police.” A pedestrian answered, “hey that's me. Fuck the police!” He joined us for a few blocks telling his friend about the march and yelling chants with us.

 

Leaflets explaining the demonstration were thrown in the air and handed out. Once we neared the consulate the banner blocked the entrance and leaflets were thrown at the security guard. This is when two cop cars and an unmarked SUV parked a few meters away from us and went into the lobby. The consulate was shut down within 5 minutes. More chants like, “Only good cop is a dead cop!” were shouted at the Vancouver Police pigs.

 

Someone from the march pasted a few posters about Ferguson on the consulate made by our comrades in St. Louis. After being there for about 30 minutes and handing out or throwing more leaflets we decided to head to the Mexican consulate where another rally was going to be held for the missing and murdered students in Mexico.

 

As we approached the building of the Mexican consulate a few of us ran into the lobby with the banner and yelled at the security and a plain clothed Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP, Mountie) yelling, “fuck the Mexican state!” And, “cops pigs murderers!” We left and eased off on our chants as we did not want to hijack the rally planned by other people. Everyone dispersed without incident or arrest.

 

The police exist to enslave and kill us. Violence against the police is self defense. Cops in so called Canada, Mexico and the US are all the same contract killers by the state.

 

To anyone heading to Ferguson or living there, stay safe this weekend.

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