PRESS ALERT July 3, 2021
Contact: Joe Piette 610-931-2615
A Philadelphia rally on Saturday, July 3rd, starting at 2pm promises to be loud, energetic, colorful.
Entitled “In the Spirit of Consuewella Africa, We Must All MOVE to Free Mumia Abu-Jamal and All Political Prisoners”, the event will begin on the east side of the Municipal Services Building (1401 JFK Blvd). The march eventually ends at the Liberty Bell (6th & Market), after stops at Gov. Wolf’s office (8th & Arch) and WHYY (6th and Race).
Community leaders will begin the rally in front of the “Crown – Freedom” mural honoring Black women activists, in the same plaza where the hated Frank Rizzo statue was finally removed one year ago after massive protests following the police murder of George Floyd. One or two of the women in the mural will be speaking.
A 14-foot-tall puppet depicting Mumia Abu-Jamal will be making its first public appearance.
Mumia is an innocent man, a victim of racist police brutality, unjustly incarcerated by PA for over 39 years. His case is still under appeal. It represents the injustice of a system that has wrongly imprisoned millions of our family members and revolutionaries. He recently underwent open heart surgery. He must receive a better diet and more exercise in order to recuperate.
Consuewella Africa passed June 16, 2021. Her health greatly suffered as she grieved the recently revealed evil mistreatment of the remains of her daughters Tree and Netta Africa, bombed and murdered by this government May 13, 1985. The Minister of Confrontation of the MOVE Organization, she was a survivor of the Aug. 8, 1978 police attack on Powelton Ave and served 16 years in prison, all the while refusing to renounce MOVE.