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Houston students protest police brutality

By Fabian Van Onzin |
September 17, 2016
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Students at the University of Houston protest against police brutality
Students at the University of Houston protest against police brutality (Fight Back! News/Staff)

Houston, TX - Over 30 students at the University of Houston participated in a protest against police brutality on Sept. 16. They began with a rally in front of the MD Anderson library on campus, with signs reading, “Black lives matter,” “End police brutality” and “Stop racist killer cops.”

After a few speeches from students, community activists and faculty members, they marched around the campus, chanting “Hey, hey, ho, ho, these killer cops have got to go,” and “Indict, convict, send those killer cops to jail, the whole damn system is guilty as hell.”

Nearly 100 students from around the campus gathered to watch the speeches and gave nods of support to the students.

“The police in the U.S. continue to kill Black people each day and get away with it. Every week, there is another killing, and each time the police walk away without being indicted,” said Angelica Hernandez.

Hernandez continued, “From Alton Sterling to Philando Castile, from Sandra Bland to Alva Braziel, the police are murdering African Americans in every city in this country. Students for a Democratic Society demands an end to the killings, and justice for all victims of police brutality. We want to see all these racist killer cops be indicted for their crimes.”

“The cops claim to make communities safer, but they are a safety hazard. They continue to murder Black people and create an environment of fear and terror in the Black community. We demand community control of the police. Black lives matter!” said Ian Cox, of the Freedom Road Socialist Organization.