On January 20th, 230 people were mass arrested during demonstrations against Donald Trump's Inauguration.
The arrests were made by use of a "kettle" technique of individuals on the corners of L and 12th Street, without orders to disperse. 214 of these arrestees were charged under the Federal Riot Statute. On April 27th, multiple additional felony charges were added. The 211 remaining defendants could now face up to 75 years in prison.
The stakes are high with this case and it could set a dangerous precedent for criminalizing dissent and protest around the country. Please come out and help support those who are being targeted for their political beliefs!
We'll be screening two episodes of the fantastic new Submedia series, 'Trouble', which produces a new 30min short film each month on a variety of activist struggles around the globe.
Watch a trailer for one of the episodes we're showing: https://vimeo.com/223403335
Admission is free, though we do encourage donations. There will also be a raffle for artworks donated by Molly Free and Jordan Weber. And of course the finest beverages from Ritual Cafe, who was good enough to provide space! All proceeds will go towards the defense of those facing trial.
For those who can't make it and still want to support, you can donate to any of these: http://defendj20resistance.org/support