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Stop Urban Shield Coalition Victory: WRL Statement | War Resister’s League

Congratulations to the Stop Urban Shield Coalition on the recent victory of demilitarizing emergency preparedness in California’s Bay Area! In other words: ending Urban Shield. Since 2013, this cross-community coalition has organized tirelessly against Urban Shield — a SWAT team training and weapons expo, that brought together local, regional, and international police to collaborate on, and practice, new forms of military-grade weaponry and tactics of state repression. Urban Shield was often described as “the largest SWAT training in the world.”

As proud members of the Stop Urban Shield Coalition, War Resisters League sends our love and respect to Bay Area organizations that strategized, organized and built the community power leading to this huge win.

Because this win is huge indeed! This hard-won victory really shows us how to build momentum towards making the country and world, a No SWAT Zone!

Source: Stop Urban Shield Coalition Victory: WRL Statement | War Resister’s League

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