Washington, DC Banner Drop: Support J20 Defendants, Even The Innocent Ones

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The following statement and photo was anonymously sent to It’s Going Down. 

A banner was dropped in solidarity with J20 defendants over highway 66 in Washington DC.

The banner read “Kerkhoff’s a Crook. Drop the Charges. #DefendJ20”

Prosecutors were caught withholding exculpatory evidence from the defense. While this is creating a courtroom scandal, ultimately this whole legal process is dehumanizing to the remaining 58 defendants, who are still facing decades in prison for taking their anger and their desire for a better world, to the streets during Trump’s inauguration. It’s more than just a farce. This is violent repression of radical leftists in our community, who are on the frontlines fighting against an abusive, tyrannical State. The outcomes of these trials will effect us all.

This banner was dropped in solidarity with J20 defendants, but also in solidarity with all people on the frontlines of a white supremacist patriarchal capitalist State.

This banner was dropped in solidarity with J20 defendants, but asks what is solidarity if it doesn’t extend to the people who are born into a world which is inherently violent against their bodies, as in poverty, as woman, as queer, as trans, as a person of color, as indigenous, as oppressed.

This banner was dropped in solidarity with J20 defendants, but asks what is solidarity with J20 defendants if it’s not also solidarity with the people of color who are forced to run through this exact same courthouse day in and day out.

This banner was dropped in solidarity with J20 defendants, facing rioting charges based on a law enacted on black liberatory riots of the ’60s (repression has already happened), for broken windows of banks which have already enacted violence on us by houses foreclosed and pipelines injected into the veins of the land we live on (violence is happening).

This banner was dropped in solidarity with J20 defendants, against a politick of morality in protest and diplomacy, against a politick of nonviolence.

This banner was dropped in solidarity with J20 defendants, whom the court charges as organized rioters, to whom we ask what is protest, what is resistance, how do we express ourselves in a society which is trying with all its might to tell us how we can speak, show anger, stand up, fight back. We won’t be told any longer.

logan circle. anarchy.

The gig is up. Drop the Charges.


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