North Star Still Safe From RNC Raids
August 31, 2008
A quick note to let y’all know that North Star Health Collective & our Wellness Space are safe.
North Star Health Collective will provide free healthcare for protesters, participants alike at Republican National Convention. As planned, starting 1st of September we intend to open our Wellness Space near Regions Hospital in downtown St Paul.
Unfortunately, over the past few days at least four local houses have been raided by police, six community members arrested, one community center raided, three cars impounded.
We condemn pre-emptive arrests of RNC activists and use of police forces to scare and intimidate people.
We also condemn police repression that many in our community disproportionately face everyday on the basis of the color of their skin, or size of their wallet.
This weekend, police have been using the same warrant to search for a variety of items in community spaces including soap flakes, rags, cans, screws, nails. We want the Public and Police department to know that we have soap, cotton balls, band aids, and antiseptic ointment here in case they were looking for something more useful.
Our doors are open to all. If you would like to volunteer or have donations, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
May Our Streets Stay Safe,