Join CODEPINK for an Arms Are for Hugging, Not Policing hug-in outside the US Conference of Mayors in San Francisco!
Friday, June 19th at 11:00am
Hilton San Francisco Union Square
333 O’Farrell St
San Francisco, CA
For over 13 years CODEPINK has worked to end US war and militarized aggression throughout the world. More and more we are seeing the weapons of occupations aboard finding their way into our communities right here in the US. As a result of the failed 'drug wars' and hysteria in no small part fueled by FBI-organized cases of entrapment of so-called 'terrorists', we have witnessed the militarization of our local police departments with 'excess equipment' and funding from the Department of Defense and the Department of Homeland Security.
Through Department of Defense Programs 1033 and 1122 of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), and Homeland Securities 'Urban Areas Securities Initiative (UASI)' local police departments have become increasingly militarized both in equipment and tactics.
In cities across the United States we have seen how this militarized mold of policing has created a divide between local enforcement and their communities. Join us as we tell US Mayors that Arms are for Hugging and not Policing!
Facebook event page! https://www.facebook.com/events/1640911552786936/
Join CODEPINK as we greet the US Conference of Mayors at the Golden Gate Bridge!
Gather outside the Visitor’s Center at the southeast end of the eastern walkway of the Golden Gate Bridge.
For parking and public transportation visit the Golden Gate Bridge website: http://goldengatebridge.org/visitors/directions.php
Bring small signs! Large signs or banners will NOT be allowed on the bridge
Facebook event page! https://www.facebook.com/events/708635279246189/