Solidarity Demonstration in Support of Grand Jury Resisters in the Pacific Northwest
Thursday, 8/2/12 - Noon - Federal Courthouse, 300 S 4th St, Minneapolis (facebook)
On Wednesday July 25th, the FBI conducted a series of coordinated raids against activists in Portland, Olympia, and Seattle. They subpoenaed several people to a federal grand jury, and seized computers, black clothing and anarchist literature. This comes after similar raids in Seattle in July and earlier raids of squats in Portland.
The subpoenaed activists are ordered to appear before the grand jury in Seattle this Thursday (8/2). Anarchists and radicals from the Twin Cities will hold a simultaneous demonstration in solidarity with our friends and comrades who are refusing to cooperate with the grand jury.
Though the FBI has said that the raids are part of a violent crime investigation, the truth is that federal authorities are conducting a political witch-hunt against anarchists and others working toward a more just, free, and equal society.
Political repression is also happening here in the Twin Cities as local organizers from Occupy Homes MN are currently facing riot charges for defending our neighbors from foreclosure. From the Midwest to the Northwest, repression will be met with resistance and solidarity.
An injury to one is an injury to all!
Against the grand jury!
Solidarity with our comrades in the Northwest!