On International Human Rights Day, Wednesday, December 10, Los Altos and Mountain View youth will hold a protest in solidarity with the protestors in Ferguson and New York. Spurred by a want for justice for Michael Brown, Eric Garner, and all other victims, these protesters are collectively fighting against police brutality and racism.
Michael Brown and Eric Garner are two examples of multiple events of police brutality. In July of 2014, Garner was restrained by the police and suffocated with a chokehold. Michael Brown was shot by officer Darren Wilson on August 9, 2014.
The protest is being primarily led by Los Altos High School student activists, but other youth from different schools and older community members will participate as well. Anyone is free to join the March for Justice.
Beginning at 3 P.M., the protest will start with a march from the sidewalk in front of Los Altos High School, down the sidewalk of San Antonio to El Camino, then down El Camino to Eagle Park. After the march, at 4:30 P.M., a rally and a protest will be held in Eagle Park.