The Madison-Area chapter of the Democratic Socialists of Americas condemns the public execution of George Floyd at the hands of the Minneapolis police. We stand in solidarity with protesters calling out the deeply entrenched pattern of violence, anti-Blackness, and oppression upheld by police in our country, in our state, and in our city. MADSA supports the entirety of last weekend’s demonstrations against the brutal police murders of George Floyd, Tony Robinson, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, Sean Reed, and countless others.
Furthermore, MADSA calls upon elected officials who supported the Saturday afternoon march to follow through on that support by meeting the demands of its organizers, Urban Triage, Freedom, Inc., and the Party for Socialism and Liberation–Madison:
- Defund the police,
- Institute reparations for all Black people,
- Release all incarcerated Black people from jail,
- Get cops out of schools, and
- Institute community control over the police