2020-05-11 11:23:36 UTC
When I was mayor, Philadelphia bombed civilians. It's time for the
city to apologise
The date 13 May will be forever etched in my mind.
Thirty-five years ago, members of Move, a black liberation and back-to-nature
group, barricaded themselves in a row house in west Philadelphia. The situation
escalated into an armed standoff with the Philadelphia police. On 13 May 1985,
the police dropped an explosive device from a helicopter on to the house. The
decision to drop explosives on a house filled with people was indefensible. The
bombs ignited a fire which killed 11 people, including five children, and razed
61 homes to the ground.
Knowledge may be power, but communications is the key
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