By KAREN VELIE
A group comprised primarily of Cal Poly students is planning to disrupt the evening commute in San Luis Obispo on Thursday, and in the future, until their demands are met, according to Abolitionist Action Central Coast/SLO’s Instagram posts.
“We will haunt the ones in power and give them no peace,” the group says on a flier promoting the protest aimed at forcing the SLO County District Attorney’s Office to drop charges on all protesters and for local governments to meet their demands. “We can finally have the numbers and sustained pressure to win.”
The AACCS demands the SLO City Council and the SLO County Board of Supervisors enact the following measures:
- Drop charges against 2020 protesters
- Abolish the district attorney’s office and jails
- Defund law enforcement
- Provide rent, mortgage and utility relief for everyone retroactive to April
- Provide free counseling and drug rehab to people of color
- Provide a college fund for low income people of color
- Provide free transportation and internet for all
- Enact a wealth tax to pay for their demands
The group, comprise of the Cal Poly Black Student Union, Cal Poly Students for Quality Education and black and indigenous students and community members of color, is planning to meet at 5:30 p.m. at Mission Plaza. They are not currently disclosing where they plan to march.
“Fuck the pigs who thought it was a good idea to arrest these black and brown folks,” the group posted on Instagram. “We know that these conditions, the very existence of policing and incarceration, are themselves violence on our communities that have gone unchecked for far to long.”