Protest at the federal courthouse to demand that the charges against the remaining J20 defendants be dropped!
Meet at the Richard B. Russell Federal Building and rally 5pm: 75 Ted Turner Drive SW
230 people were mass arrested during demonstrations against Donald Trump’s Inauguration. The arrests were made by use of a “kettle” technique, trapping everyone on a street and arresting en masse. 214 of these arrestees were charged under the Federal Riot Statute. On April 27th 2017, multiple additional felony charges were added. One trial group was acquitted of all charges, and the Attorney’s Office dropped charges against an additional 129 defendants on January 18, 2018. After it was disclosed that the prosecution covered up evidence that would have helped the defense, another round of dismissals followed. There are still close to 40 people who are being prosecuted with multiple felonies and face up to 60 years in prison.