Here’z How The Nation Responded When A Black Militia Group Occupied A Government Building

10 Jan

 

Source: Here’z How The Nation Responded When A Black Militia Group Occupied A Government Building

WALT ZEBOSKI/ASSOCIATED PRESS

A member of the Black Panthers Party stands in the corridor of the California State Capitol Building on May 2, 1967.
When armed militants seized a government building in Burns, Oregon, on Saturday, stating their willingness to “kill and be killed” and promising to stay for “years,” the official response was cautious and restrained. Many onlookers wondered whether this would still be the case if the militants were people of color instead of white people. If you’re not familiar with the history of protest in the U.S., you might not know that the armed occupation of government buildings hasn’t always been just for white guys. In fact, on May 2, 1967, a group of 30 Black Panthers walked into the California state Capitol building, toting rifles and shotguns and quickly garnering national headlines.
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