Never Forget May 13, 1985!
Saturday, May 10th. 12-4pm
Never forget that the Philadelphia police and US government dropped a bomb in West Philadelphia to deliberately murder MOVE members, killing 11 people and burning down an entire neighborhood.
The police bombing of MOVE was a direct result of MOVE’s uncompromising fight for the release of the M O V E 9 - political prisoners serving 30-100 year sentences since 1978. In 1985 the government murdered 11 people to stop the fight for the MOVE 9 and to try to stop the MOVE Organization. The MOVE 9 are still in prison today and justice demands their release. Come learn about what led to the infamous events of May, 1985 and what you can do to push for justice!
*Hear an update on the case of the MOVE 9 and find out how you can join in the latest campaign for their freedom
*See the award-winning new documentary ‘Let the Fire Burn’
About the film: On May 13, 1985, Philadelphia police dropped two pounds of military explosives onto a city row house occupied by the radical group MOVE. The resulting fire was not fought for over an hour although firefighters were on the scene with water cannons in place. Five children and six adults were killed and sixty-one homes were destroyed by the six-alarm blaze, one of the largest in the city's history. This dramatic tragedy unfolds through an extraordinary visual record previously withheld from the public. It is a graphic illustration of how prejudice, intolerance and fear can lead to unthinkable acts of violence.
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