OCCUPY the ML King Parade in San Diego
Sunday, January 15 2012
2:00 PM to 4:30 PM
Alongside the San Diego Harbor
Grape Street and Harbor Blvd
San Diego, CA
Restore the true message of Martin Luther King
The once great San Diego Martin Luther King Parade has fallen in recent years from its noble stature, into a near-perversion of it original purpose. In the parade this year on Sunday, January 15th, OCCUPY will change that with your help.
Since 2005 the liberal forces for peace, justice and Constitutional rights have abandoned the parade as it has become a scandalous promotion for the military-police and government security organizations. In the early days of the Bush Wars, over 1,500 peace marchers dominated the parade. In the last several years the parade has been dominated by every conceivable government organization from local police departments, Homeland Security, CIA, FBI, ROTC bands, and units from all military branches.
In recent years the parade has become dominated by these anti-peace, anti-justice and anti-free speech forces, as progressive organizations have dropped out. The very forces which vilified, harassed, beat, jailed and oppressed Dr. King’s movement now practically dominate the parade.
OCCUPY seeks to restore the parade?s magnanimous purpose, to honor the civil rights movement and the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King.
We plan to OCCUPY the parade once again and make a strong, positive statement for the principles and causes for which Dr. King fought and died for.
OCCUPY forces in San Diego are asking all who love liberty, peace, justice and respect personal dignity to return en masse and join in the actual parade. Several marching contingents and organizations have made invitations so far, including two colleges, and a couple of churches. The Vets for Peace, ever the valiant supporters of OCCUPY across the country, will also be marching in the San Diego Parade.
More details on the precise meetup point on Harbor Blvd will be forthcoming shortly. Just be prepared: This is general information about the parade .
Hat tip to the Progressive Post
See our earlier post.