[Pnews] Eight anti-racist freedom fighters will head to court on January 11, 2018, in Durham

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Mon Jan 8 10:23:40 EST 2018

Committee to Stop FBI Repression (stopfbi.net) 

*Eight anti-racist freedom fighters will head to court on January 11, 
2018*, in Durham, North Carolina, each facing several felony and 
misdemeanor charges.

Their charges stem from their participation in the courageous peoples’ 
removal of a Confederate monument on August 14, a bold response to the 
‘Unite the Right’ white supremacist rally held just two days earlier in 
Charlottesville, VA. Heather Heyer, an anti-fascist activist, was killed 
and many others were injured when a neo-Nazi plowed his car into the 
demonstration - in addition to those hurt in other physical attacks by 
these forces against the protests throughout the day.

*Durham Activists are issuing an urgent call for renewed solidarity and 
pressure on the Durham County District Attorney and political 
officials.  Call and say “This is an embarrassment to Durham, Stop 
Prosecuting Anti-racist Heroes and Drop the Charges!”*

January 11 may be a critical day in the struggle that has unfolded in 
the aftermath of the toppling of the statue. After enduring months of 
court hearings, this is scheduled to be the first day of the trial on 
the charges against them. A continuance is always possible.
*Here’s how you can help:*

  * *Call-In Days **Jan 10 & 11*

    Tell the Durham County District Attorney, Mayor, County
    Commissioners, and Governor -*Drop the charges!  Fighting white
    is not a crime!*
  * Durham County DA Roger Echols: *919-808-3010* <tel:%28919%29%20808-3010>
  * Durham Mayor Steve Schewel: *919-560-4333* <tel:%28919%29%20560-4333>
  * Durham County Commissioners: *919-560-0025* <tel:%28919%29%20560-0025>
  * N.C. Governor Roy Cooper: *919-814-2000* <tel:%28919%29%20814-2000>
  * *Organize a solidarity action or come to Durham Jan 11 - 15:*
    *In the spirit of Dr. King - Workers Rights –Not White Supremacy*
    *Tell us about your action here*
  * *Make an urgently needed donation to support mobilization efforts
    and ongoing defense*

*Send in a solidarity message from your organization to: 
**info at defenddurham.org*
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