Zine: The J20 Arrests and Trials Explained

The J20 Arrests and Trials Explained

SUPPORT POLITICAL PRISONERS! There are still people who need to be freed. Support J20 and G20 defendants.

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Note: The J20 defendants have all been freed! But there is still work to do.

WATCH THIS VIDEO about the whole ordeal.

On January 20th, 2017:

230 people were mass arrested during demonstrations against Donald Trump’s Inauguration.

The arrests were made by use of a “kettle” technique on the corners of 12th and L Streets, after no orders to disperse. 214 of these arrestees were charged under the Federal Riot Statute. On April 27th, multiple additional felony charges were added. In December 2017, one trial group was acquitted of all charges. The Attorney’s Office dropped charges against an additional 129 defendants on January 18, 2018. In May, a jury ended up in a deadlock amidst revelations that the prosecution had committed large Brady violations.

The attorney’s office dropped all remaining charges in this case on July 6th, 2018. It could not have been achieved without solidarity amongst defendants, extensive logistical support, and the hard work of sympathetic defense lawyers.

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Source: http://defendj20resistance.org/

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