On Saturday, August 6, hundreds of Richmond residents and local allies came together to commemorate the 10-year anniversary of the 2012 Chevron Refinery Fire. Organized by Richmond Our Power Coalition, we marched to Chevron to send a message that we REFUSE another 120 years of violence on our bodies, our communities, our air.
Students, the local community, and activists from around the Bay Area gathered at Richmond BART, and marched to Judge George Carroll park to meet up with a contingent coming from Keller beach. Dozens of Kayaktivists had gathered off Point Richmond with the message “CHEVRON: 120 YEARS OF HARM. IT STOPS NOW” flown from large flags.
The combined march continued to Gate 14 of the Chrevron refinery, where a huge community rally with speakers, street murals, and a fenceline art installation took place.
Rebels from XRSFBay showed up in many ways: as Lamentors, helping with street blockade and safety, taking photos and videos, and volunteering time with press and media coordination before, during and after the action. Get in touch if you’d like to be involved in roles like this in the future.
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