San Francisco protesters tell mayors: Stop police violence!

first_imgActivism intervened during the 83rd U.S. Conference of Mayors, held at the Hilton San Francisco Union Square Hotel. Hosted by the city’s Mayor Ed Lee, the gathering was held June 19-22. Attending were more than 250 mayors, their families and a number of corporate sponsors. Making an unannounced guest appearance was President Barack Obama.Local activists took the opportunity to raise a number of issues, particularly the Black Lives Matter movement and militarization of the police and their excessive use of force. Also brought up were homophobia, transphobia, gentrification and the environment.The weekend was packed with related actions sponsored by many groups, including Occupy SF, Code Pink and the Anti-Police-Terror Project. The APTP called for a disruption as the mayors were about to board buses to attend a Saturday night “Color of Life Global Celebration” at the California Academy of Sciences. Protesters demanded that the mayors demilitarize their police departments and that there be total control of the police by the communities they are supposed to serve.As the mayors’ buses pulled up, police, who outnumbered the demonstrators, held a line and kept them from crossing the street to reach the buses. Yet they allowed other passersby and hotel guests to get through. Then extremely aggressive police grabbed and shoved demonstrators who tried to step off the sidewalk.To avoid the demonstrators, mayors’ security staff pulled some of them off the buses and escorted them through the hotel. But the political messages reached many despite attempts to stifle them.Photo: Peter MenchiniFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Two Limerick Museums to receive €16,000 funding boost

first_imgSenator Maria ByrneLimerick Museum and The Hunt Museum are to benefit from a funding boost of €16,000, a Fine Gael Senator has confirmed.Senator Maria Byrne said, “My colleague, the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Josepha Madigan, has confirmed additional funding for a number of local and regional museums around the country under the Regional Museum Exhibitions Scheme 2019.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “Limerick is to benefit from this funding boost with The Hunt Museum to receive €8,000 for an exhibition commemorating the work of Sir John Lavery and  Walter Fredrick Osbourne and Limerick Museum to receive €8,000 for an exhibition to commemorate the centenary anniversary of the Limerick Soviet.“This funding will help to protect and promote our cultural heritage.”Minister Madigan said, “I am very pleased to offer this support to an important part of our culture and heritage. These cultural bodies are often run on relatively modest budgets and to be in a position to offer support is a very positive thing.“These bodies are often central focus points within the community and it is vital that they are supported in their role as guardians and narrators of our cultural heritage.“The funding provided under this scheme over the past few years has allowed these cultural entities to continue to enhance the presentation of their exhibitions which, in turn, improves the cultural offering of the communities they serve.” Print WhatsApp Limerick on Covid watch list Population of Mid West region increased by more than 3,000 in past year Advertisement Previous articlePolitical row over crucial Limerick projectsNext articleSpecial invitation to the library for Limerick’s young literary stars Staff Reporter Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites Is Aer Lingus taking flight from Shannon? TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! center_img Unstoppable Sean shows that all things are possible Linkedin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook TAGSFundingheritageLimerick City and Countylocal news Email NewsLocal NewsPoliticsTwo Limerick Museums to receive €16,000 funding boostBy Staff Reporter – June 25, 2019 131 Twitterlast_img read more