US movement against police racism ‘just getting started’

People gather for a “National Day of Rage” protest against the police fatal shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, outside the White House in Washington August 21, 2014. (Reuters)

Following a large protest in Washington against police racism and impunity in the U.S. on Saturday, teleSUR talked to Kenny Nero, one of the protest’s organizers.

“Saturday’s march was specifically aimed at demanding the arrest of Officer Darren Wilson,” said Nero, a member of the National Black United Front, and the Black Youth Project 100.

“We also demanded the demilitarization of the police and the institutionalization of citizen review boards of the police, with the right to hire and fire. Our aim was to raise awarenesss of these issues, and to shut down a heavily commercialized district, and we did just that,” he stated.
“The idea was planned just five days before the march, and it went extraordinarily well. The power structures really pay attention when money is affected. We shut down several major intersections in busy Chinatown,” Nero told teleSUR.

“The challenge now is to maintain the momentum and make this a movement, not a moment”…