PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — It was 42 years ago today that the first armed battle broke out between the MOVE organization and the Philadelphia police occurred after Delbert Orr Africa surrendered. A rally was held in commemoration of the historic day on Saturday afternoon in West Philadelphia.
Supporters of MOVE and Black Lives Matter gathered to listen to speakers who spoke about racial justice.
Organizers tell Eyewitness News that Saturday’s message was about liberation.
“Forty-two years since the attack on MOVE. Aug. 8, 1978,” Mike Africa Jr. said. “The police attack that sent my…