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ashley yates @brownblaze
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Two Black sisters were attacked and one was murdered on BART in Oakland last night.

White supremacists have already announced plans to be at several Oakland bars tonight to incite violence.

These things are directly related.
OAKLAND.

Today, at 5:30 people will be standing against white supremacists in two different locations. Pick one, show up and show these punks that racial hatred won’t WIN.

facebook.com/events/2758009…
The Proud Boys, a white supremacist hate group have announced they will be at Make Westing in Oakland today. Their strategy is to incite widespread violence and spread their hateful rhetoric.

Members of the OAK community will also be at Make Westing tonight from 4pm on.
A reminder that white supremacists have long chosen the Bay Area as a battleground for fascism. They’ve been escalating against the community for almost a year now.

Racist terrorists have been insistent on agitating the Bay Area and attempting to provoke violence here.

They are directly responsible for the cowardly hate crime against those two sisters.

#NoHateInTheBay March in September, Nazis were kicked out the Bay on this day and at least two times in the months prior:

This is the man BART police say attacked two Black sisters, murdering one, last night on the MacArthur station platform.

JOHN LEE COWELL.

bart.gov/news/articles/…
It's time for action.

I'm launching an effort to place self-defense tools directly into the hands of Black women + femmes and queer people in Oakland and the Bay Area.

Donate today and help keep Black women safe.

gofundme.com/protectblackwo…
I’ve gotten several messages from other Black women in the Bay today about how fearful last night’s attack have made us all.

People are worried about their grandmothers, their mothers, their children.

Few can admit we’re worried for ourselves.

But that’s there too.
#BBQBecky, #JoggerJoe and #PermitPatty all happened in the Bay Area, the region of the U.S. facing the most extreme rates of gentrification and homelessness in the nation.

The only difference between them and the man that murdered Nina is they tried outsource the violence.
Oakland was SO beautiful today.

Nia Wilson’s name was held high and so many people made commitments to be on the path to community defense and accountability.

We keep us safe.
....aannd some racists may or may not have gotten run out of downtown Oakland by the community. Fucking cowards.

What kind of devil do you have to be to proudly commit and be associated with hate crimes against defenseless people??
One of the Black women that called the cops to arrest John Lee Cowell said that his behavior was threatening and that he was reaching into his boxers and brushing up on Black women on the train.

His actions tell us exactly who his targets are. His motivation isn’t a mystery.
Today is rough. But honestly seeing the donations to this today is giving me much needed hope. I keep thinking about placing things that remind Black women we have permission to defend themselves into our hands. Thank you to everyone for sharing and investing in our safety. 💜
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