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Momentum builds for Jan. 25 protests against Grand Jury witch hunts

By staff |
January 16, 2011
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Chicago, IL - “Every day more cities are signing on to the call for the January 25 protests against the Grand Jury witch hunt that’s being directed against anti-war and international solidarity activists,” states Tom Burke of the Committee to Stop FBI Repression.

The call for the protest notes, “In December 2010, under the direction of U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald, the FBI delivered nine new subpoenas in Chicago to anti-war and Palestine solidarity activists. Patrick Fitzgerald’s office is ordering the nine to appear at a Grand Jury in Chicago on Jan. 25.”

The call continues, “In response we are calling for protests on Jan. 25 across the country and around the world to show our solidarity. Hundreds of organizations and thousands of people will be protesting at Federal Buildings, FBI offices, and other appropriate places, showing solidarity with the nine newly subpoenaed activists and with all the activists whose homes were raided by the FBI.”

To date protests are scheduled in the following cities:

  • Ann Arbor, MI
  • Asheville, NC
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Boston, MA
  • Chicago, IL
  • Dallas, TX
  • Detroit, MI
  • Duluth, MN
  • Gainesville, FL
  • Hartford, CT
  • Kalamazoo, MI
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Louisville, KY
  • Milwaukee, WI
  • Minneapolis, MN
  • New Haven, CT
  • New York, NY
  • Provo, Utah
  • Raleigh, NC
  • Salt Lake City, Utah
  • San Francisco, CA
  • San Jose, CA
  • Seattle, WA
  • Tallahassee, FL
  • Tucson, AZ
  • Tuscaloosa, AL
  • Washington, DC (Jan. 17)

Burke urges organizations planning Jan. 25 protests to send information on events they are planning to the website www.stopfbi.net.