Wed, 2017-08-30 (All day)
The Committee to Stop FBI Repression is circulating the following call in day in solidarity with the anti-racists who pulled down the racist Confederate statue in Durham, NC. Please call-in tomorrow—Wed. Aug. 30!
National Call-In Day: Stop Durham Witch-hunt! Drop the Charges!
Weds. August 30 – All Day
Call Sheriff Mike Andrews and demand that he end the witch-hunt against activists involved in fighting white supremacy!
Call Durham, N.C., Sheriff Andrews’ office at (919) 560-0897 and demand:
- Stop the witch-hunt on activists protesting white supremacy
- Drop the charges against those already arrested
Over the past two weeks, thirteen activists have been arrested and slapped with outrageous felony and misdemeanor charges for their defense of the Durham community against white supremacists, first in relation to the toppling of a Confederate statue in front the Durham courthouse on Aug. 14, and then for protesting in response to a planned Ku Klux Klan rally on Aug. 18. Most recently, three more activists were issued warrants on Aug. 28; two were arrested the day before.
Sheriff Andrews recently attempted unsuccessfully to prosecute activists with Inside-Outside Alliance for protest charges, and was exposed for his exaggerated attempts to target demonstrators. These arrests are clearly a form of retaliation against the movement at large.