The Hawai’i Workers Center condemns the police murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Rayshard Books. These atrocious killings add to the long list of Black Americans summarily executed by police in many U.S. cities. Those who have demonstrated against these atrocities have often been gassed, beaten, and arrested by the police. We oppose these policies and police tactics and will do all we can to halt this pattern of violence and racist discrimination against people of color.
We join with UNITE HERE! Local 5’s call to “defeat racism and all that divides workers.” We need to stand together to resist these attacks and halt the government’s violence against people of color and those demonstrating for human rights. Black Lives Matter! Unite! Defeat Racism!