11:55 am 13 May 2010
from a Cleveland FIST member at the scene
Cleveland FIST went to the support of a student walk-out at Collinwood High School, called by the students to protest the massive school closings. The police swarmed onto the students and visciously attacked them. Two young Black women were thrown to the ground, and had their head stomped on. Another black youth was slammed against the car. The two Cleveland FIST members were told to leave the premises under threat of arrest. As we left, we were grabbed by one of the officers who began swearing at us and telling us to "keep this shit downtown."
Call the police station immediately! Demand they release the students: 216-623-5618 & 216-623-6500
Video of the brutality: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RpmjnDW-Ys8