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San José rallies for Rasmea Odeh

By staff |
June 11, 2014
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June 10 protest in San Jose in support of Rasmea Odeh
June 10 protest in San Jose in support of Rasmea Odeh (Fight Back! News/Staff)

San José, CA - On June 10, the South Bay Committee Against Political Repression (South Bay CAPR), the San Jose Peace and Justice Center, and Justice for Palestinians sponsored a rally at the Martin Luther King, Junior library in support of Rasmea Odeh. They called on the prosecutor to drop the charges and asked why the Obama administration was persecuting a victim of torture. In addition to those organizations, speakers from the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR), La Colectiva Justicia and the International League of People’s Struggle (ILPS) gave solidarity statements and Kalila did a peace dance before and after the speakers.

The protest united a broad range of activists, including anti-political repression, anti-war, Palestine solidarity, Palestinian, Arab and Filipinos activists, youth and student organizers. During the rally hundreds of flyers about Rasmea Odeh were given out to passersby. A number of new people signed up for the South Bay CAPR and activists promised to action again on Sept. 2, the date that Odeh’s trial is scheduled to start.