Members of Justice League NYC, fellow activists and friends embarked on a nine day march from New York City’s, Staten Island, the borough where Eric Garner died by the hands of NYPD officers, to the U.S. Capitol in Washington DC to deliver a ‘Justice Package’ that will include criminal justice reform legislation to end racial profiling and demilitarize police.
The #March2Justice will culminate in a large Rally & Concert on The National Mall in Washington, DC on Tuesday, April 21st.
A statement from March2Justice.com
Justice League NYC will MARCH2JUSTICE with our coalition partners to deliver a “Justice Package” of criminal justice reform legislation that will end racial profiling, demilitarize our police forces, and invest in our communities. We MARCH in solidarity with our elders, our youth, our incarcerated brothers and sisters, and the families and communities of those impacted by police brutality. We MARCH on behalf of Eric Garner. And Akai Gurley. And Jesse Hernandez. And Rekia Boyd. And Tamir Rice. And Michael Brown. And Renisha McBride. And London Colvin. And John Crawford III. And Miriam Carey. And Anthony Baez. And Ramarley Graham.
We MARCH2JUSTICE because we believe that together, we can change the landscape of this nation and prove once and for all that ALL men and women are created equal. And we ALL have the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
Protesters began their journey today by marching across the Outerbridge Crossing from NYC into New Jersey.
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During the several-day march, demonstrators will stage protests and rallies in Newark, Trenton, Philadelphia, Baltimore and Wilmington, Delaware. They’re expected to make it to Washington DC on April 21. You are invited to join! Follow live updates from Twitter #March2Justice Tweets