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Defend J20 Resistance

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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.

Far From Over: An Open Letter to Former J20 Defendants

"From the beginning, we were targeted not because of what we did or didn't do on J20 - ideas of guilt or innocence are for our enemies, after all. We were targeted for being...

Full Unwavering Support for the Remaining 59 J20 Defendants

On January 18, 2018, the US Attorney’s office dismissed charges against 129 of the remaining 188 #J20 defendants. This was almost on the anniversary of MPD’s mass arrest of 230 people at the anticapitalist and...

Judge Dismisses “Inciting a Riot” Charge against All Six Defendants; More Connections Between Pemberton...

Prosecution and defense rest, closing arguments scheduled for 10am Thursday in widely watched trial Washington, DC – Yesterday, DC Superior Court Judge Lynn Leibovitz dismissed the felony charge of inciting a riot against six defendants currently...

DC: Support N15 Defendants when the Defense Presents its Case

Tuesday, 9:00am on December 12 DC Superior Court, 500 Indiana Ave, NW Courtroom 203 (2nd floor) Judiciary Square, Red line metro OR Archives - Navy Memorial - Penn Quarter, Green line metro After weeks of being vilified...

DC: Rally To Defend J20 Resistance, November 27th

Nov 27th | 8 AM Social Media Event Here DC Courthouse at 500 Indiana Ave NW Everyone who wants a free world: we need you to show up to win this fight. On January 20, 2017, tens of...

Call-In Campaign to #DropJ20

194 people are still facing 60 years in prison after being mass arrested by police at Trump's Inauguration and charged with multiple felonies. With the first trial starting on Monday, November 20th, we need...

How to Support the First Round of J20 Trials

This guide from Defend J20 Resistance explains how people can support J20 defendants and what they can expect in DC. Learn more here. Let's pack the court on Monday for opening statements!  When to Come 8am...

Charges Reduced to Misdemeanors for 7 J20 Defendants But Resistance to This Repression Remains...

Yesterday, the government, represented by AUSA Jennifer Kerkhoff, reduced the charges of seven J20 defendants set to go to trial on December 11 in DC. Six felony and two misdemeanor counts are now only...
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Don’t Let Trump Turn Protesters into Felons

Donate Here On January 20th, 200+ protesters were mass-arrested, detained, and now face 6 decades in prison. Their cell phones were confiscated and searched, their homes were raided, and their social media data was seized. The...

#DefendJ20: DC’s Police Chief Lied About Inauguration Day

In the days following the Inauguration Day protests, one of the most widely circulated scenes was that of a limo on fire. The photo continues to be a frequent accompaniment to any article on...