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September 9, 2016
Statewide Mobilization Against Militarization! Say No to Urban Shield!
When: September 9, 2016 – 8am to Noon
Where: Alameda County Fairgrounds, 4501 Pleasanton Ave, Pleasanton, CA
This September, Alameda County will bring together law enforcement agencies from across the country and world for the annual Urban Shield, a highly militarized SWAT training and weapons expo. It exists for police units to share repressive tools, tactics, and technologies, and learn how to better control and harm our communities. The Stop Urban Shield Coalition and many across California are organizing a mass mobilization on September 9 in Pleasanton, CA, where the Urban Shield weapons expo will be held, and are calling communities everywhere to join us.
In 2014, due to our organizing and grassroots mobilizing, we were able to kick Urban Shield out of Oakland. This year, with community support and power from across the state, we can kick Urban Shield out of the Bay Area, and put an end to it for good!
**The coalition is organizing transportation for people from across the state to be able to attend. Please let us know if you have any travel needs.**
Want to learn more about what Urban Shield is? As part of building community resistance, we have been hosting a series of town halls and educational events. Check out a recording of an information webinar we held in August.