Officers responded brutally and with excessive force to a community showing up to protect the unhoused: threatening, macing, punching, and violently kneeling directly on a Black man’s neck. MPD arrested 5 people, but were unable to evict the encampment because of the quick response from supporters.
Stand in solidarity with neighbors impacted by the housing crises. Below are pre-written messages for you to text or email your elected officials. Action end date is March 31st at 5pm
ACTION TEXT MESSAGE AND NUMBERS:
I respect the dignity of the Near North community and their right to exist on public land. Minneapolis will not allow you to bring Police Violence and Brutality to a Housing Crisis!
612-597-1577 >CPED Director - Andrea Brennan
612-968-4443 >Minneapolis Mayor - Jacob Frey
THEN SEND AN EMAIL to the Mayor, Mayor’s Staff, Council Member and CPED Department Officials:
Click here for email: http://bit.ly/noevictions_nn
[above email link works best on mobile, full text: http://bit.ly/nntext ]
Evictions are Police Brutality!
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