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Salt Lake City activists demand freedom for Tinley Park 5

By Alyssa Ferris |
August 6, 2012
Salt Lake City protest demands freedom for Tinley Park 5.
Salt Lake City protest demands freedom for Tinley Park 5. (Fight Back! News/Staff)

Salt Lake City, UT - A dozen activists gathered at the Federal Building here, July 31, to demand the release of the Tinley Park 5. The Tinley Park 5 are anti-racist activists who were arrested and jailed after an alleged altercation with a white supremacy group, in Tinley Park – a suburb of Chicago.

The group chanted slogans including “From Disneyland to Anaheim, fighting fascism is no crime” and “When Neo-Nazis plot and attack, what do we do? Stand up, fight back!” They waved signs demanding the release of the Tinley Park 5 while being watched by over half a dozen uniformed police officers.

Later, the group marched to the local police station and continued chanting and demanding the Tinley Park 5 be released. Several protesters gave speeches detailing their own experiences with racism, and spoke of the need to militantly resist racist violence.

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