Hacktivists Anonymous have released a video calling on citizens to stand up to the Anaheim Police Department following violent clashes with protesters in the wake of the fatal shooting of an unarmed man on Saturday.
Following the incident on Saturday hundreds of citizens took to the streets to demonstrate against what they believe to be racial profiling by the police. The demonstrations, which lasted for four days were met with police in riot gear, and the firing of rubber bullets and bean bags. Over the course of the protests 24 people were arrested in what has been labelled a 'near-riot'.
In the video Anonymous say:
“In Anaheim, police shot protesters and bystanders including kids who did nothing wrong. Anonymous are calling yet again to the citizens of the United States to rise up in unison and defeat this government, which values no lives, nor freedom. Do it for the safety of your families, your homes, and your future generations. The fate of America is in your hands. Do you wish to be oppressed further; or do you wish to obtain freedom and peace? The choice is yours. Let’s beat the drums of war. Operation Anaheim engaged. We are Anonymous. We are legion. We do not forgive. We do not forget. Expect us.”