Chris French - Another (anti)NATO Incarceration
From the Chris French Support Network:
"Chris was arrested last year at the [anti-]NATO protests in Chicago and pled guilty to a misdemeanor charge of resisting arrest in court on August 15th 2013. They have been sentenced to 364 days in jail. They are asking for letters, visitors, and money for vegan food and other items.
You can send mail to Chris at
P.O. Box 089002
Chicago, Illinois 60608
You can send money to Chris through Moneygram
RECEIVE CODE = 1750
Account = Christopher French – # 2013-0815107
We do not yet know where and when Chris can be visited. Check back for updates or Check Chris’s inmate page at http://www2.cookcountysheriff.org/search2/details.asp?jailnumber=2013-08...
Your support will be greatly appreciated.
Love and Revolution,
The Chris French Support Network”
From the Chicago Tribune:
"[Chris] French had tried to break through a line of officers on bicycles near Van Buren Street and Wabash Avenue on May 20 last year, according to prosecutors.
French pushed an officer who was detaining a protester in the Loop about 8:45 p.m. that day, and then scuffled with police who tried to arrest him, slightly injuring three officers.”
And from the Chicago Sun-Times:
An anti-NATO protester was sentenced to roughly a year in Cook County Jail Thursday after he admitted he scuffled with the Chicago Police officers who tried to arrest him during the mass demonstrations…
During the protests in downtown Chicago, the Wisconsin man charged an officer who was trying to arrest another protester who had knocked the officer down, prosecutors said.
“You aren’t arresting him,” police said French told the cop, pushing him in the 400 block of South Wabash.
The officer suffered a cut on his left hand.
Officers had to use an “emergency takedown,” and French tried to grab the wrist of an officer, making it hard for him to be handcuffed, prosecutors said.
One officer tripped and cut his left wrist, requiring medical attention and another officer scraped his knees, police said at the time.
French, who wore shorts and a T-shirt to court Thursday, was taken into custody immediately after the brief hearing before Howard.
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