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If you’re reading this there is a very good chance that you didn’t vote for Ed Lee for mayor of San Francisco. In fact only 55% of registered voters did, which is rather embarrassing for him considering he ran “unopposed”. That said, protesting his inauguration at 11am on Friday at City Hall is less about being cranky that he won and more about the fact that he’s done nothing about the shooting of Mario Woods.

On December 2nd, Mario Woods was gunned down in what amounts to a firing squad by the SFPD, and Ed Lee hasn’t done shit about it. So this Friday the Justice for Mario Woods Coalition has called for the protest of the mayor’s inauguration. here is the statement from their FB invite:

Mayor Lee has been decidedly absent as we have sought dialogue with him about Chief Suhr’s inability to run a police force. Chief Suhr has created a culture of racism and brutalization that gave those five officers permission to assassinate Mario Woods. If he will not fire Chief Suhr, who refuses to step down, then we will let him know that he can go too. If we do not get justice, he will not get peace!!! We will be at the doors of San Francisco’s City Hall for the Mayor’s Inauguration not in celebration, but in protest!

If you’re tired of seeing people of color murdered by those who are sworn to protect them, then this is your chance to get involved. Sharing things on Facebook is nice, but it isn’t enough. Come out in support and in solidarity and let’s hold Chief Suhr, Mayor Lee, and the officers involved in the shooting, responsible.

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