Protest at FBI Against Raids of Anti-War Activists
On Friday September 24th, houses of anti-war activists in Minneapolis and Chicago were raided by FBI agents. The FBI raided the houses of these activists, many associated with the Freedom Road Socialist Organization, in search of information about efforts that included "facilitation of other individuals in the US to travel to Colombia, Palestine and any other foreign location in support of foreign terrorist organizations including but not limited to FARC, PFLP and Hezbollah".
Activists in the Twin Cities area are becoming increasingly accustomed to this sort of repression of dissent since the recent Republican National Convention were held in their cities. They quickly began organizing opposition to the raids. This included mobilizing for nationwide protests at local FBI offices.
In Buffalo, a group of around 25 activists gathered at the downtown FBI offices to voice their opposition to the raids and to remind the FBI that local activists would not be deterred by such scare tactics.
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