Individual protesters in Oakland refused to attend police barbecue until their message is heard.
Black Lives Matter, Wichita, Kan Activists, earlier this week, engaged in a protest that ended in a reunion cookout with the police. The Wichita Police Chief Gordon Ramsay encouraged other departments to do the same but it seems that not all protesters are willing for a barbecue with police officers, since police brutality is still on the rise in our contry.
To calm down BLM protesters, who chained themselves to a police-union headquarters in Oakland, demanding that the city divest itself from the Oakland Police Department, PD sent them a barbecue invitation but it was defiantly turned down by some protesters who believe that cops are trying to find any ridiculous way to end the backlash without fixing the main problem.
One protester, Karissa Lewis, said, “Barbecues aren’t going to stop the brutality that Black folks are facing. A barbecue is definitely not going to stop this blockade. And as a radical black farmer from East Oakland—I eat pigs, I don’t eat with them.”
Surely a lot of Black people would love to share a barbecue with police when they start protecting people of color instead of killing them.
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