This September, Alameda County will bring together law enforcement agencies from across the country and world for the annual Urban Shield, a highly-militarized SWAT training and weapons expo. It exists for police units to share repressive tools, tactics, and technologies, and learn how to better control and harm our communities.
The Stop Urban Shield Coalition and many across California are organizing a mass mobilization on Sept. 9 in Pleasanton, CA, where the Urban Shield weapons expo will be held, and are calling communities everywhere to join in.
Statewide Mobilization Against Militarization
Say no to Urban Shield!
Sept. 9, 8:00 AM to 12 Noon
Alameda County Fairgrounds
4501 Pleasanton Ave, Pleasanton, CA
In 2014, due to organizing and grassroots mobilizing, Urban Shield was kicked out of Oakland.
This year, with community support and power from across the state, we can kick Urban Shield out of the Bay Area, and put an end to it for good!
The coalition is organizing transportation for people from across the state to be able to attend.
Want to learn more about what Urban Shield is? As part of building community resistance, we have been hosting a series of town halls and educational events. Check out a recording of an information webinar we held in August.