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Jamar Clark remembrance held on his birthday

Clark was murdered by Minneapolis police
By Loretta VanPelt |
May 4, 2018
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Minneapolis, MN - On May 3, around 50 people gathered for a remembrance of Jamar Clark’s birthday. The event was called by the Burns’ side of Jamar Clark’s family with support from the Twin Cities Coalition for Justice for Jamar (TCC4J).

TCC4J is an organization that took up organizing and won the ‘No Grand Jury’ campaign after the Fourth Precinct occupation and has continued the fight against police crimes. Most recently, TCC4J has taken up a campaign for community control of the Minneapolis Police Department.

The demonstration began at 5:30 p.m. when the North Side community, TCC4J, friends, and family gathered at the memorial sight off Plymouth and James. This site is where Jamar Clark was murdered by Minneapolis Police officers Mark Ringgenberg and Dustin Schwarze on Nov. 15, 2015.

After community fellowship, speeches began. Loretta VanPelt spoke for the TCC4J honoring Jamar Clark and about continuing the fight for justice through community control of the police. Irma Burns, Jamar’s birth mother, and hia sisters spoke on the fight for Jamar and thanked TCC4J for its continued work. After speeches, there was a memorial balloon release.

Video of speeches

Memorial balloon release