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D.C. cops used ‘rape as punishment’ after Inauguration Day mass arrests, lawsuit says

  • Posted on: 25 June 2017
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

Wide array of unconstitutional tactics alleged in suit over chilling round-up that hit peaceful protesters, journalists, and anarchists alike.

When black-clad marchers began smashing windows in Washington, D.C., on Inauguration Day, the city’s police force — reputedly the best in the country at upholding protesters’ rights during disruptive demonstrations — went nuclear.

Live Video Series on the J20 Charges

  • Posted on: 14 June 2017
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

Over 200 people arrested in Washington, DC during Trump’s inauguration [have been charged with eight or more felonies apiece, in a flagrant attempt at intimidation that could set an ugly precedent for future state repression. Yet in the chaotic news cycle of the Trump administration, few have even heard that this is taking place. In response, we are hosting a live video series in which legal supporters and defendants in previous politically charged court cases discuss the J20 case.

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Sign on to a Statement of Solidarity with #DisruptJ20 Defendants

  • Posted on: 30 April 2017
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

The following statement was drafted by supporters of those arrested at Inauguration protests in DC on January 20th, with the intent of providing a public platform for organizations around North America to express their collective opposition to these charges.

New Blanket Felony Charges Pressed against J20 Arrestees An Unprecedented Use of Punitive Charges as a Tactic of Mass Intimidation

  • Posted on: 29 April 2017
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

From CrimethInc.

On January 20, when downtown Washington, DC was crowded with massive protests against Trump’s inauguration, police cordoned off an entire city block and mass arrested over two hundred people, slapping the same charge of felony riot indiscriminately on every one of them.