Rally at FBI Headquarters (Corner of 9th and Pennsylvania)
September 24 at noon
On September 24, 2010, the FBI and local police raided the homes and offices of 23 peace and solidarity activists in the Midwest. The seized computers, personal items, books and papers. The activists were subpoenaed to appear before a grand jury to testify about their political activities. They courageously refused to testify.
No charges have been filed against any of the activists – but the case remains open and one activist, Hatem Abudayyeh is still waiting for the items seized from him to be returned. Two years is long enough for the Chicago U.S. Attorney’s office to be prying into the first amendment activities of our friends, trying to find some way to charge them with ‘material support for terrorism.’
These activists have done nothing wrong, it’s time to officially close the investigation!
MCCRC is joining with activists around the country to protest the raids and subpoenas, and to demand an end to the investigation. Please join us and spread the word!
Here’s more background on the case from the Committee to Stop FBI Repression