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On January 20th, 230 people were mass arrested during demonstrations against Donald Trump's Inauguration. The arrests were made by use of a "kettle" technique of individuals on the corners of L and 12th Street, without orders to disperse. 214 of these arrestees were charged under the Federal Riot Statute. On April 27th, multiple additional felony charges were added. The 211 remaining defendants could now face up to 75 years in prison.

J20 Prosecutions Crumble: Down with the Courts, Up with Defiance

Report and statement from DefendJ20 as the State has now dropped the remaining 39 J20 cases. Defendants in the J20 case and their supporters are elated to announce that the US Attorney’s office is...

A Call for a Worldwide Day of Action in Solidarity with J20 Defendants

A call for worldwide solidarity in the form of pickets and rallies outside of DOJ offices and US embassies to call for the dropping of charges against J20 defendants. Over the last week, the government’s...

Update on the Situation in Hamilton and a Call for Continued Solidarity

Statement from DefendJ20 on the unfolding repression faced by comrades in Hamilton. There is a rapidly developing situation in Hamilton, Ontario that we would like to help draw attention to. While not all of the...

Next Group of J20 Inauguration Protestors Prepare for Trial

The following update from Defend J20 marks the opening of the second trial of J20 defendants. On May 14th, jury selection begins for a trial of four J20 defendants charged last year with felonies,...

Solidarity with Cedar Hopperton from J20 Defendants and Supporters

Statement of solidarity between Defend J20 and anarchist prisoner in so-called Canada, Cedar Hopperton. Cedar Hopperton is an anarchist living on occupied Anishinabek, Haudenosaunee, and Anishinaabe land in so-called Hamilton, Ontario. In March, there...

“Drop the Charges!”: Friday, May 11th Join Chelsea Manning and Former Defendants in DC!

On January 20th, 2017, hundreds of people were mass arrested while protesting Trump's inauguration. The State then proceeded to blanket charge everyone arrested with “conspiracy” and multiple other felonies - seeking to lock them...

US Attorney Seeks to Admit FBI Analyst as Expert Based on their Reading of...

Update on the J20 case from support group, Defend J20. States how the State will call an FBI 'expert' who has read several books which mention the black bloc, including some works that were...

Washington DC: Fighting Repression, the Green Scare and J20 case w/ former Political Prisoner...

In Washington DC on May 10th, people will be organizing the first in what will be a series of events seeking to bring people into conversations about repression, connect different struggles, and raise support...

Reportback: April 10th Day of Solidarity with #J20 Defendants

This is a brief report back of actions/events that took place on April 10th, a day of solidarity with the remaining 59 defendants. Both April trials have been delayed by the prosecution, the next...

DefendJ20: Solidarity with Charlotte Uprising Defendants

The following statement comes from Defend J20, and issues a statement and call for solidarity with those facing charges in relation to the Charlotte, NC uprising, which kicked off in the wake of the...