DSA Cleveland stands with protesters in cities across the nation experiencing violence at the hands of the state. To our comrades in Philadelphia who were cornered and tear gassed, we see you. To our comrades in Louisville, where a protester was murdered, we see you. To our comrades in Portland, who have faced down tear gas and sound cannons every night for over forty nights: we see you.
We also acknowledge the victories in cities across America: Louisville’s ban on no-knock raids, Austin’s reduction of police budgets, Minneapolis’s resolution to abolish the police. What’s been accomplished in such a short span is incredible, yet there is much more work to be done. There is a way forward outside the tyranny of the police state. We will not stop fighting until we achieve it.