From the International Action Center in the USA:
Shut Down Trump & RNC Protest Calendar – Endorse/Volunteer
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The Shut Down Trump and the RNC Rally and March is scheduled for Sunday, July 17 at 4pm – on the eve of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland.
The march will commence at the close of the People’s Convention for Peace and Justice and make a stop at the Quicken Loans arena, the site of the Republican National Convention. The sharp political slogans will provide a strong response to Trump’s program of racism, Islamophobia, attacks on immigrants and on LGBTQ people and his efforts to sow division among poor and working people.
The Shut Down Trump march is linking the role of the Cleveland Police Department’s racist murders that have been a focus of the Black Lives Matter Movement, the planned restrictions of civil rights of protesters during the Convention and the reactionary national climate. Thousands of resisters to the Trump message are expected in Cleveland during the days leading up to and during the national Convention. Cars buses and vans are expected from the Midwest, East Coast and even further away.
There is widespread outrage, locally and around the country, over the invasion of Cleveland by Trump’s army of haters. For these forces to hold their convention in Cleveland, a symbol of racist police violence, is an affront to the families of Tamir Rice, Tanisha Anderson, Malissa Williams and Timothy Russell, victims of police killings – and to the whole Black Lives Matter movement. On top of that, a consent decree with the Department of Justice, which found in the Cleveland Division of Police (CDP) a pattern of excessive use of force, has been lifted for the purpose of maintaining “order” during the four days of the RNC.
The coalition of forces sponsoring the Sunday march is urging support and unity for all the resistance actions protesting Trump and the RNC before and during the RNC. This is the way to combat the dangerous Trump candidacy as well as the increasing racism and repression of the capitalist state machine.
Calendar of People’s Resistance
*This is an opening list of scheduled events. More events will be included as resistance plans develop*
July 13-19 Real Neighborhoods of Cleveland Tours
Contact: Realneighborhoodsofclevelandtours on FB
July 14-17 National Convention of the Oppressed
1881 E. 71st, Cleveland, OH
July 15- 17 People’s Justice and Peace Convention
July 15, 7:00pm: Olivet Institutional Baptist Church, 8712 Quincy Ave., Cleveland, OH
July 16, 9:00am – 5:00pm: Olivet Institutional Baptist Church
July 17, 9:00am – 3:00pm Masonic Auditorium, 3615 Euclid Ave., Cleveland OH
July 16 National March and Rally against Racism, Injustice and White Supremacy
10am: Gather at 71 st and Chester, Cleveland, Ohio
12:00pm: Rally E. 4th St. and Prospect, Quicken Loans Arena (site of the RNC)
July 17 Keep the Promise Cleveland March and Rally
11:30 AM – 5 PM E. 22 St. and Prospect Ave.
contact: Jacqueline Burbank firstname.lastname@example.org
July 17 SHUT DOWN TRUMP AND THE RNC
4:00 PM: Rally and March, E. 36 St. and Euclid Ave.
12:00 noon: Rally and March / Cleveland Public Square,
contact – FB: March on the RNC: Dump Trump; Say No to the Republican Agenda
July 18 End Poverty Now! March for Economic Justice
2:00pm: Rally and March / E. 46 St. and Superior Ave.
FB: End Poverty NOW 2016
July 18 SHUT DOWN CAPITALISM, FIGHT FOR SOCIALISM! SHUT DOWN TRUMP, SHUT DOWN THE RNC/DNC
6:00pm – light refreshments / 7:00pm – Program begins
Black on Black Inc. Cleveland Center, 15415 Kipling Ave., Cleveland, OH
July 19 CODEPINK Film Screening of “The Brainwashing of My Dad”
7:00 – 10:00pm West Shore Unitarian Universalist Church, 20401 Hilliard Blvd., Rocky River, OH
July 21 Stand Together Against Trump
4:00pm – 11:00pm Downtown Cleveland (location to be announced)
Other important pieces of information:
The National Lawyers Guild is organizing legal observers training and will be a strong presence at all scheduled events.
Rustbelt Medics will be on hand will emergency street medic assistance, please support their efforts.
For peoples Resistance events during the DNC in Philadelphia check out: Shut Down DNC