As protests in support of Eric Garner, Mike Brown, and Tamir Rice spread throughout the country, this weekend in Miami, community activists turned their disruption tactics to the biggest thing going in the city: Art Basel. On Friday night, several hundred protesters took an art-infused march to the streets, unexpectedly blocking highway traffic in the direction of the tony parties around the contemporary art fair.
Sunday afternoon, a more loose coalition of citizens, organizing via social media, aimed to capitalize on that attention and disrupt the art party once again.
A little more than 200 protesters, across a range of age from toddler to senior, marched across mainland Miami’s arts districts, jammed with people out for the last day of Basel’s unofficial fairs and gallery shows. Through chants, signs, and songs, they memorialized the lives of Garner, Brown, Rice, and Miami-area native Israel Hernandez, a teenager Tased to…
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