On Jan 20th, 200+ protesters were mass-arrested, detained, and now face 8 felony charges.
Help us get the charges dropped!
The "J20" Arrests
On January 20, 2017, tens of thousands of people converged in Washington, D.C. to counter the spectacle of Trump's inauguration. A day of defeat became a moment of resistance.
Unfortunately, with resistance comes repression. After attacking protesters (including children, the elderly, and people with disabilities) with pepper spray and ‘stinger’ grenades, DC police cordoned off an entire city block and mass-arrested hundreds.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Jennifer Kerkhoff eventually charged more than 200 people with at least eight felonies each—for rioting, inciting a riot, conspiracy to riot, and property destruction—punishable by up to 75 years in prison.
With these unprecedented, excessive prosecutions, the government is cracking down on the expression of dissent. J20 represents a threat to all people fighting for freedom, dignity, and autonomy.
Unlike so many of the hard problems we face, the power to drop these charges lies squarely in the hands of the U.S. Attorney's Office for DC.
Stand with the J20 defendants. Help us get these charges dropped!
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On January 20, 2017, tens of thousands of people converged in Washington, D.C. to oppose the inauguration of Donald Trump. A wide variety of demonstrations countered the spectacle of the inauguration, making it clear to the world that many of us reject Trump's cruel and divisive leadership.
Learn about all the dastardly plans our friends are cooking up to get these charges dropped!
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