Day of Solidarity for J20 Defendants: April 10th 2018

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The following is a call for solidarity and action on April 10th with J20 defendants. 

On January 20th, 2017, over 200 people were mass arrested for protesting the inauguration of Donald Trump. In a shocking display of state repression, prosecutors charged the protesters with multiple felony charges including “rioting” and “conspiracy to riot.” These charges could carry a penalty of more than 60 years in prison.

By standing together, refusing plea deals, and courageously taking their cases to trial, the J20 defendants have been pushing back. The prosecutor’s case has fallen apart: since the first trial, over 130 people have been acquitted or had their charges dropped! However, the fight is far from over. 59 people are still facing decades in prison.

On Tuesday, April 10th, we are calling for an international day of solidarity with the J20 defendants. Organize an event in your town, and show them they are not alone! —————————————— On January 20th, 2017, over 200 people were mass arrested for protesting the inauguration of Donald Trump. In an unprecedented move, prosecutors charged the protesters with multiple felony charges including "rioting" and "conspiracy to riot," which could carry a penalty of more than 60 years in prison. By standing together, refusing plea deals, and courageously taking their cases to trial, the J20 defendants have been fighting back. Over 130 people have had their charges dropped. But the fight is far from over: 59 people are still facing decades in prison. Email: AprilJ20Solidarity@protonmail.com #defendj20

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These prosecutions are very literally an act of state terror. They want to have a chilling effect on resistance in America. On Tuesday, April 10th, defendants are calling for an international day of solidarity. Get involved by planning or plugging into a local action through the Defend J20 Resistance network.

It could be a film screening, a call for a day of action, a banner drop, a radical trivia night, get creative! Here are flyers you can print to advertise your event if you don’t have time to make your own! Please email us with picture from your event or your own flyers and let us know if we can post on social media!

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