Friday, January 27, 2017

The Revolutionary Black Panther Party Is Holding An Illegal Armed March This Weekend                 
The Revolutionary Black Panther party will hold an armed march on Sunday.
The Revolutionary Black Panther party will hold an
armed march on Sunday.

Wilmington, NC – Area residents and the Wilmington Police Department are concerned about an armed march planned for Sunday by The Revolutionary Black Panther Party of Wilmington. The illegal “armed human rights march and armed freedom ride” will take place Saturday and Sunday according to their Facebook page.  According to Mayor Bill Saffo, the protesters will not be allowed to carry any weapons during the demonstration, per state law.  The RBPP has responded and said they will carry them anyways.

The RBPP of Wilmington started in a Facebook page on December 25th and began promoting the armed march to end ‘genocide,’ to be hosted at Creekwood Community Center .
According to the group, they are calling for justice in the cases of men that they feel were wrongfully killed by police. “Chief Commander” Alli Muhammad said that the group holds armed marches monthly all over the country and they fully intend on holding one in Wilmington this weekend.  Muhammad gives multiple reasons for the march according to a statement to WWAY3.  “We have Walter Scott,” Muhammad said. “There are other people who we understand to be victims of genocide. That’s why we are in the state, but particularly dealing with Wilmington, Brandon Smith is one of those particular ones.”
Brandon Smith was wanted for shooting Detective Michael Spencer in the leg on October 10. Smith had been on the run for a few days when police spotted him.  According to reports, Smith ran in to the woods and when officers found him laying on the ground, refused to show them his hands and kept pulling something from his waistband.  Three officers fired as he began to point an object at them from underneath him.  The object was later found to be a cellphone but the DA did not find any wrongdoing by the officers.

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