Friday saw more protests over the police murder of Antwon Rose in East Pittsburgh. Report from TORCHLIGHT – Anarchist News from Pittsburgh
Torchlight received the following reportback from an anarchist who attended the first rally for Antwon Rose on Wednesday evening. There was also a larger rally and march Thursday night that blocked Parkway East for over five hours. The reportback has been lightly edited for spelling and grammar, but is otherwise unchanged.
“I came out here for a protest, what the hell is this?” It was bureaucratic bullshit and an amazing example of imposed hierarchies thwarting the ability and power of natural, collectivized direct action.
The most creative, intersectional, funny, or disruptive intervention at the Pitt Dems’ rally this Saturday wins the grand prize!
Late last night, around a thousand Pitt students and Pittsburghers flooded into the streets.
Even if Stiegemeyer has no personal malice towards trans people, his de-legitimization of gender transition is an invitation for others to engage in even harsher attacks on our experiences and our bodies. Make no mistake: we trans people are in a war for survival whether we like it or not. We are dying by the hundreds and thousands.
And I’d do it again.