Why 4 hours and 28 minutes?

4 hours 28 minutes #ShutDownOPDThe Black organizers and allies participating in #ShutDownOPD successfully maintained their occupation of the Oakland Police Department headquarters until 11:58am PT, 4 hours and 28 minutes after the start of the blockade.

The 4 hours honor the memory of Michael Brown, whose body lay in the streets of Ferguson for more than 4 hours after he was killed by a police officer.

The 28 minutes highlight the startling fact that every 28 hours a Black person is killed by police, security or vigilantes in this country.

We demand an end to the war on Black people!

#ShutDownOPD
#BlackAndBreathing
#Asians4BlackLives
#SilenceIsViolence
#BlackLivesMatter

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