Tonight, I saw first hand the complete apathy and violent behavior exhibited by the police force. Even in Boston, our so-called liberal city, I was ignored, berated, and laughed at by police officers blocking us via a barricade of bicycles at the highway entrance. Their fucking bikes were pushed up against my friends and I as they kept chastising us for “getting on their private property”. When we asked them what they were protecting, if they had any empathy, why they were stopping us–they were silent. When they got out their zip ties to arrest folks and I asked what they were doing, they were fucking silent. They attacked my friend, they pulled innocent people over the barricade, and they fucking laughed at us while they were doing it.
I had no reception or access to social networking sites while up there. It wasn’t until we all moved to march down Massachusetts Avenue, that my cellular reception was magically restored.
This isn’t over. The Montgomery Bus Boycotts lasted from December 1, 1955 to December 20, 1956. 381 days. If we keep pushing forward, if we keep marching, they can’t ignore us.