People upset with the handling of the Diana Gonzalez case plan to march silently from City College to the San Diego district attorney’s office on Thursday, December 9.
Gonzalez was murdered at City College on October 12. Three weeks before, she had filed a police report indicating she had been assaulted, abducted, and raped by her estranged husband, Armando Perez. After Gonzalez filed the police report, Perez was jailed for a few days, but the district attorney’s office did not file charges and he was released. Police suspect Perez killed Gonzalez and fled to Mexico.
The march is slated to begin at 3 p.m. on campus and proceed to the district attorney’s office at 330 West Broadway Avenue.
A flyer created by student group Bringing Education and Activism Together (BEAT) says the march aims to “remind the D.A. that we want justice for Diana and assistance for her family.” Members of Gonzalez’s family are expected to participate in the protest. Gonzalez’s father Jose has expressed frustration with both the district attorney’s office and City College security.
“In the first place, I would have wished for the D.A. to investigate the case more,” José Gonzalez said in a November interview with City Times, City College’s campus newspaper. “And, secondly, I put my entire trust in the school, thinking that there would be more security, but unfortunately we came to realize that that isn't so.”
Pictured: Armando Perez, Diana Gonzalez