I was arrested for demanding an end to genocide.
Last November, when President Biden was hosting cocktail parties in San Francisco, hundreds of community members protested on the Bay Bridge to call for an immediate ceasefire and end to U.S. military aid to Israel.
Myself and 77 others were arrested for a peaceful protest.
At the time of the Bay Bridge action, 11,000 Palestinians had been killed by Israeli forces. Today, that number is over 24,000 . The crisis in Gaza is more urgent than ever before.
We are part of a long lineage of people who have used civil disobedience to help bend the arc of history toward justice – from the Civil Rights Movement to the fight against apartheid in South Africa.
As a Filipino American organizer for racial justice, I’ve supported campaigns to drop charges against protesters, free our immigrant loved ones from ICE detention, and raise bail funds.
But now I need your help.
The Bay Bridge 78 are being charged with 5 misdemeanors including false imprisonment. These are serious charges and I’m calling on you to speak out in support of us.
Turner, Community Engagement Manager, and the 18MR Team
Other Ways to Support #BayBridge78:
- Call DA Jenkin’s office at: 628-652-4000 with this script.
- Boost and share on social media!
- Organize a phone zap, email blast, or letter writing event.
Why do protests like bay bridge matter?
- Protect the Protest by Amnesty International
- Do Protests Even Work? (The Atlantic)
- The Powerful Symbolism of Shutting Down an Interstate (NextSTL)
- Why highways have become the center of civil rights protest (The Washington Post)
- When Black Lives Matter Protesters Take to the Streets, It’s Part of a Long History of “Infrastructural Citizenship” (Rice University)
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