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3/31 San Diego, CA: Emergency Calls Needed for Student Protestors in San Diego!
Released 31 March 2006  By

Emergency Calls Needed for Student Protestors in San Diego!
Date: 3/31/2006

Emergency call to action! From Jose T. Bravo - Pass it on!

San Diego Police are in the process of Intimidating, brutalizing and
arresting hundreds of students right now as I write this email. Many are
being held by the SD Police Department in the a sub-station in Barrio
Sherman (Sherman Heights) next to Barrio Logan. Cristian Ramirez / Cesar
Luna and other people mobilizing for their release and legal
representation. We need your help urgently.

Call the SDPD and demand an end to the violence on students from
Memorial Jr. High. If people need to contact Cristian Ramirez with AFSC
at the scene or can get press to contact Cristian here is the number 619
885-1289 Cell.

Here is the SDPD contact information: By telephone at (619) 531-2000

By mail:
San Diego Police Department
1401 Broadway, Mail station 700
San Diego, CA 92101

Citizens' Review Board
on Police Practices
1200 Third Avenue <> ,
Suite 916
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 236-6296


Today is the fourth consecutive days of student walk-outs in San Diego
county. Yesterday, 5000 students walked out of school; Tuesday it was
4000, and Monday 3000. The walk-outs have been peaceful, and the San
Diego office and their partners have been working 18-hour days to make
sure the students and their rights are protected.

Today, the school district called for police to arrest the students, and
the SD Police Department is intimidating, brutalizing, and arresting the
young people. Christian was just able to visit with 40 students who've
been locked up on charges of loitering and disorderly conduct; some are
as young as 13 years old. The San Diego office is going to be meeting
with school officials tonight and is calling on the city council to
close the schools tomorrow so that students and parents can advocate
peacefully and energies can be channeled into protesting what is
happening in DC, not into a clash between police and citizens in San
Diego. The office and its partners are also calling for a big rally on
April 8 at 1pm in Chicano Park.

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