Poster: It's Hot Out in Edgewood: Fuck the Heat
This poster is made to be printed on 11x17 paper and posted everywhere. Many have been posted in the Edgewood Court apartments alongside the poster "War in the Neighborhood." Some residents have responded favorably to the posters and they recieved mention in the press conference head-pig Chief Turner did on the riot that took place on April 9th.
Text from the poster:
"For the second night in a row, people confronted the police in Edgewood Court in response to endless repression, raids, and harrassment. The march at 5pm took on a different character than the previous standoffs with the police in Edgewood. This time, instead of waiting for the police to attack, people went out on their own terms.
After folks gathered for a few minutes at the playground, drumming began and chanting started up. All cops are bastards/fuck the police! The march went on for just a block, picking up people along the way, before confronting the first cop car. People quickly pulled tshirts over their faces and everyone began screaming, throwing objects at the cops, and kicking the car until it drove away. Laughing, everyone kept going.
People forced cop cars to speed away (in time in reverse!) three times throughout the march by throwing bricks and rocks at them and surrounding their cars.
There weren't cops in the neighborhood after the conflict dispersed, but that wasn't for no reason. Word on the street is that everyone -- people of all ages, the youngest being 4 years old -- threw rocks at the cops every time they drove past. Someone even threw a hammer.
What's next? How do we spread the revolt? How do we defend ourselves? How do we keep it growing?