We were in attendance at the July 20th Pittsburgh rally against racial profiling organized by the Alliance for Police Accountability (APAPGH). Many organizations and individuals were present to stand together and protest the verdict of the George Zimmerman trial and demand the end racial profiling.
The APAPGH state in their call for the rally:
“This case has reminded us of the grave injustices and the many Trayvon Martin’s that we have right here at home in Pittsburgh! Let’s make a resounding noise and presence and make it clear that WE WANT AN END TO RACIAL PROFILING AND THE PROFILING OF ANY ONE IN OUR CITY!! No one should be subjected to such prejudice whether it be for the way that they dress, their race, religion and/or sexual orientation.”
Among the organizations present, the Pittsburgh Federation of Teachers released a resolution supporting the filing of civil rights violations against George Zimmerman for the killing of Trayvon Martin, ending racial profiling and ending Stand Your Ground laws.
There were also some powerful performances by Jasiri X.