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Friday, June 03, 2011

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder gets heckled in Minneapolis

In this so called “free country,” political activist on the left have to harangue those in charge of locking them up in order to be heard. The press has continued to ignore the repression against international solidarity activists. Some have taken the matter into their own hands. In the following story, members of Committee to Stop FBI Repression have followed U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder all over Minneapolis. If there is one thing we have learned from the anti-choice groups is that politicians don’t like to be followed around and having to deal with their unhappy constituencies. -តិវ​ អតុ

The Following is from FightBack News;

Anti-war, international solidarity activists interrupt his speech in Minneapolis
By Staff |
May 28, 2011

Protesters at Eric Holder visit to Minneapolis (Fight Back! News/Kim DeFranco)
Minneapolis, MN - U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder got a cold reception in Minneapolis May 27, where the Committee to Stop FBI Repression dogged him all day about FBI and grand jury attacks on anti-war and international solidarity activists. 100 people gathered outside his event at the University of Minnesota. The shouts of protesters outside could be heard inside, “Hey Holder, hear our fury! Stop the FBI, end the grand jury!”
In September of 2010, 14 peace and international solidarity activists in the Midwest, including Minneapolis, were subpoenaed to testify at a secret grand jury investigating material support for terrorism. In December, nine more activists were subpoenaed. The 23 activists have declared their refusal to testify and have declared their First Amendment right to protest, to free speech and to assemble. Last week, the FBI stepped up its repression when it participated in a raid on the home of Los Angeles immigrant rights activist, Carlos Montes.
As Holder began to speak at the University of Minnesota event, several people stood up to interrupt him with questions demanding that he explain his why his Department of Justice is pursuing activists.
The first to challenge him was Tracy Molm, one of the targeted activists and a member of Students for a Democratic Society. Holder talked with her after his speech, saying they would have to “agree to disagree” on whether international solidarity activism like hers is constitutionally protected.

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