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Texas students at Angelina College rally against police brutality

By staff |
October 8, 2016
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Lufkin, TX - Students at Angelina College (AC) held a rally and march to protest police crimes against the African American community on Oct. 5. The action began in front of the AC Student Center, with 20 students and faculty.

As the students marched through the campus they chanted “Black lives matter,” and “No justice, no peace, no racist police.” The Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) action drew the attention of local news stations and newspapers.

“The brutality of the police comes from generations of systematic and institutionalized racism that dates back to a time when African Americans were in chains and enslaved,” said Katlynn Oleinik of SDS.

Angelica Hernandez stated, “SDS demands that the police be put under the control of the communities in which they operate, for only when communities have control of the police will progress be made.”