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Friday, May 11th, @ 12:30 PM at Franklin Square, join with former political prisoner Chelsea Manning, former J20 defendants, and special guests to rally and demand that charges against the remaining group of J20 defendants who still face upwards of 60 years in prison, be dropped immediately.
“Will we stand by and watch as those who are brave enough to stand up to the Trump administration be attacked and railroaded, or will we stand with them, and refuse to allow the State to lock them away for decades?”
At the same time, the regime has given a green light to the growing violence of the Alt-Right, as police agencies everywhere have protected neo-Nazis while attacking antifascists. This reality has been exemplified during the J20 trial, as the State has relied on far-Right and Alt-Right media hacks to make their case, and local police even were found to have worked with white nationalists close to Richard Spencer to release personal information of defendants on the “Got News” website.
Across the country, things are getting worse for poor, working, and oppressed people – from Puerto Rico to Flint, Michigan. The State, along with their friends in the Alt-Right, wants to present grassroots movements fighting for change as the threat to the everyday person in the face of the deepening crisis of everyday life. But the truth is, it is the current system of profit over people and ecological destruction which is the biggest threat to all of us. Will we stand by and watch as those who are brave enough to stand up to the Trump administration be attacked and railroaded, or will we stand with them, and refuse to allow the State to lock them away for decades?
Join us on Friday, May 11th, 12:30 PM @ Franklin Square to show that we – along with so many more, stand in solidarity with the J20 defendants and will continue to call for the dismissal of their charges. This is a family friendly event: bring your voice, banners, signs, co-workers, and friends!
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