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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.

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...
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Support J20 Spring Trials – Next Trial is April 17th, 2018

The following video gives an update on the 59 defendants still facing 61 years in prison after being kettled at Trump's inauguration, and details ways you can stand in solidarity with them. The J20 case...

“Drop ALL the Charges!”: April 2-3, Call-In Campaign for the Remaining J20 Defendants!

The following is an announcement for a call in campaign to demand that the remaining charges facing J20 defendants be dropped. On 12/21/17 a jury returned a not-guilty verdict for the first six defendants in...

Updated: West Coast J20 Solidarity Tour, March 3rd – 18th

In March, people will hit the road to promote support for J20 defendants across the West Coast. To hear more about the J20 case, check out our #DropJ20 podcasts here. On January 20th, 2017, militarized...

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...