Sunday, May 19, 2013

Philadelphia Police Bombs MOVE Home

It’s been 28 years to the day since Philadelphia police dropped explosives on the MOVE headquarters in West Philadelphia that set fire to an entire residential block and killed 11 people, including 5 children.  No official from the city was ever charged but 8 surviving members of MOVE remain in prison.
MOVE is an anti-racist organization for Black liberation based in Philadelphia.

The People's Record posted this historical piece:

On May 13, 1985, Philadelphia police dropped explosives containing C-4 on the roof of a house where members of the black liberation & social justice organization MOVE lived. Right before, police attacked the house with 10,000 rounds of ammunition in 90 minutes, knowing that children were inside. The house burned for 45 minutes before hoses were turned on.
Eleven people, including founder John Africa, five adults & five children were killed. The incident also destroyed 65 homes in the area, leaving 250 homeless. Witnesses reported police officers shooting at those trying to escape from the fire that ensued.


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