Police officers in Memphis have been seen with newly developed ‘taser shields’, that are used by hitting people in the skin, which delivers them an electric shock. It appears as though the Department of Justice/National Guard has given them these.
Anarchists in the Southwest Youth Liberation Front gathered at the Central Juvenile Detention Center in Los Angeles to demand that all prisons for children be shut down, calling for no minor to be imprisoned in LA County and the United States. Police gathered in the dozens, detaining several participants and taking down personal information.
Around 30 protesters gathered in Orlando in solidarity with Angelo Crooms and Sincere Pierce, two 16 and 18-year-olds shot to death by police last Friday. The family had organized a large rally on the 18th with a turnout of over 200, and expects to sustain these protests in order to provide pressure against the Brevard County Sheriffs’ Office.
Hundreds of protesters in Portland gathered at the Red House, owned by an Afro-indigenous family, who were being evicted by the PPB. Demonstrators attacked the police and sent them down Mississippi Avenue, deflating many police vehicles and smashing in their windows. Despite 7 arrests occurring, the Red House Autonomous Zone was formed by 3:00 P.M.
Hundreds of Portland protesters marched to the Democratic Party of Oregon headquarters, smashing in windows and tagging graffiti before the crowd was brutally assaulted by police. Protesters then headed to Irving Park, where they saved a mother and child in a car accident before marching once again and returning without any confrontations with police occurring.