Let The Fire Burn – MOVE and the bombing in Philadelphia

The forgotten police bombing of a Move compound in Philadelphia

On 13 May 1985, Philadelphia police bombed the Move compound, killing 11 people, including five children, and destroying an entire neighborhood. The countercultural group lived communally and had a history of violent encounters with police. As the DNC wraps up in Philadelphia, the Guardian takes a look at this largely forgotten event in the context of current national debates on race, policing and politics in America.

When the government kills their citizens.

Your government burned down 62 homes to get 3 men 2 women and 6 kids. 10,000 rounds fired and none of their guns even worked. If you come into contact with law enforcement in the U.S. this is how it ends. Not one policemen, fireman or government official was held accountable.

The 1985 Move bombing in Philadelphia – The Confrontation