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Protest at Minneapolis FBI office against political repression

By staff |
April 19, 2011
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Grace Kelly of Students for a Democratic Society speaking at protest in front of
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Grace Kelly of Students for a Democratic Society speaking at protest in front of Minneapolis FBI Headquarters. (Fight Back! News/Staff)
Deb Howze, of the Welfare Rights Committee at April 19 protest against FBI repre
Chalking "Stop the witch hunt" in front of FBI office, April 19
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Deb Howze, of the Welfare Rights Committee at April 19 protest against FBI repression (Fight Back! News/Staff)
Left:
Chalking "Stop the witch hunt" in front of FBI office, April 19 (Fight Back! News/Staff)

Minneapolis, MN – More than 50 people picketed and carried banners outside the FBI building here, April 19, to show support for activists still facing repression from the FBI. Since September 24, 2010, when the FBI raided people’s homes and the office of the Anti-War Committee, there has been continued FBI harassment of the peace movement. Anti-war and international solidarity activists face the threat of renewed calls to the grand jury or indictment for ‘material support for terrorism.’

The U.S Attorneys office in Chicago has made it clear that it wants indictments against the activists.

Mick Kelly, one of those subpoenaed to appear in front of the Chicago grand jury said, “People are continuing to be targeted by the FBI for investigation because of their political views. We still have not received all of our personal property back. It is clear to us that this is far from over. The political witch hunt continues.”

Jess Sundin, who has also been subpoenaed, added, “People are coming out today to remind the FBI that free speech is our right and that their scare tactics won’t stop our voices from being heard!” 

The protest was organized by the Minnesota Committee to Stop FBI Repression.