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Saturday, October 10, 2015
where a worker wrote on a police officer's cup -- and a national reaction has ensued.
The event entitled "#BlackLivesMatter and We Won't Let the Police Tell Us Differently! Coffee on Indigenous People Day" had nearly 300 people indicating they were going on Friday morning on Facebook.
A police protest demanding the worker be fired has been planned for the same location on Saturday.
This story that GoLocalProv broke on Saturday has been picked up by news organizations across the country including USAToday, Fox and the Boston Globe.
Come to a short but needed action to celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day and stand up for Black Lives Matter in front of Dunkin Donuts on Atwells Ave!
Police violence through racial profiling, police brutality, and incarceration continues to plague poor communities and Communities of Color. This is related to a history of colonialism and violence that Christopher Columbus helped to establish.
Recently, the Fraternal Order of Police in Providence released a statement that disrespected our Black Lives Matter Movement. They blew out of proportion an important voice that wrote #blacklivesmatter on a coffee cup an officer was served. This was an act of resistance by a worker and we need to support this important voice!
Come get some coffee and pass out #blacklivesmatter coffee cups with us!
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