This Friday, June 12th, 2020 , SOLIDARITY! , an organization comprising Vincentian Groups and Individuals, will hold a March and Rally in support of the citizens of the USA in their struggle for Justice and a better society.
The March will leave Victoria Park at 3:30 pm for Heritage Square where a Rally will be held consisting of Speakers, Messages and Cultural Items. Participants are asked to wear black and to observe COVID 19 Protocols .
SOLIDARITY! Is committed to standing “steadfast with all Peoples- in-Struggle for a better, more egalitarian world”. There is absolutely no doubt that the people of the USA, catalysed by the recent execution of George Floyd, are currently locked in struggle for a better society. We concur with Prime Minister Gonsalves when he states that “The frequency with which African American Males meet their deaths through Police violence in the USA and the veritable legal immunity accorded to the Police in a disproportionately high number of cases have combined to push this twin occurrence beyond the boundary of a domestic or internal matter onto the agenda of international Human Rights.”
We express our Solidarity and vehement call as follows:
SOLIDARITY with the families and friends of George Floyd and other African Americans killed at the hands of Police.
CALL for speedy Justice for all and appropriate compensation.
SOLIDARITY with Protesters demanding police accountability and liability especially in circumstances of Police brutality and violence;
CALL for new relevant legislation and policies and their strict public enforcement.
SOLIDARITY with citizens struggling against racism in all its manifestations.
CALL for heavily financed affirmative , comprehensive programmes for disadvantaged persons of colour;
SOLIDARITY with all Americans fighting for a new socio-economic Order, more egalitarian than the current one;
CALL for a People’s Manifesto guaranteeing , among other things: decent work for all, free medical care for all, free Education for all, and subsidised Housing for the needy.
SOLIDARITY! Is urging Vincentians in the USA to join in their Just Struggle for a new , better society and Vincentians in SVG to join Friday’s March and Rally.