On September 17th police agencies in the Denver area arrested anti-racist organizers in a coordinated assault. People were arrested in a Home Depot parking lot, at their homes, and after they were pulled over while driving. Those arrested were the leaders to demand justice for Elijah McClain, who was brutally murdered by the Aurora Police Department. They are facing multiple felony charges and years in prison in an obvious frame-up aimed at stopping the movement for justice for Elijah McClain.
Four of those arrested are members of the PSL. They are facing multiple serious felony charges and many misdemeanors including the bizarre and ludicrous charge of “kidnapping,” all because they have organized large Black Lives Matter protests. This is a major political attack on the movement and the PSL and all people who organize against police brutality and racism. Many iternational organizations have expressed their solidarity, including: Popular Front Italy, the International Peoples’ Assembly, and many others.
The Liberty Union Party fully supports and stands in solidarity with these organizers and with PSL in Vermont and nationally.
As of 9/24/2020 the PSL political prisoners are now out on bond but will have to continue to fight these bogus charges.
Sign the petition to have the charges dropped:https://www.pslweb.org/dropthecharges
Donate to their bail fund:
Parts of this statement are taken from pslweb.org with permission