On May 13, 1985, the city of Philadelphia bombed the MOVE compound.
MOVE was a Black-led organization described as a back to nature
movement. 11 people were killed, including five children. over 60
homes were destroyed. The City of Philadelphia never apologized for
bombing its citizens — until now. Over 35 years later, the Philadelphia
City Council has finally issued a formal apology. The apology also
calls for an annual day of remembrance.
Click ▶️ to listen to Clay Cane’s AURN News report:
My MOVE Bombing resolution passed unanimously today. Thank you to all my Council colleagues for your support.
This resolution serves as recognition for of the pain and trauma that these events have brought upon the Cobbs Creek community, and Black people in our city as a whole. https://t.co/AWUswKMpRz
— Councilmember Jamie Gauthier (@CouncilmemberJG) November 12, 2020
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