Chicago, IL -Â The newly formed Committee Against Political Repression will hold an emergency rally at 4:30 pm on Monday, Sept. 27, at Chicago FBI headquaters, 2111 W. Roosevelt. A wide array of community and peace activists will speak out against a series of FBI raids that took place on Friday, September 24 in Chicago and around the US targeting anti-war activists and solidarity activists in at least three states, including three activists in Chicago.
The FBI handed subpoenas to testify before a federal grand jury to about a dozen activists in Illinois, Minnesota and Michigan on Friday, searching the homes of most of these activists. They also attempted to intimidate activists in California and North Carolina.
Activists will assemble to send a strong message that these raids will not keep the movement silent,Â that they stand in solidarity with those targeted by this outrageous breach of basic rights, and that they are committed to building the movement to resist oppression in all its forms at home and abroad.Â Similar rallies are to be held in at least 20 cities throughout the US in the coming days, including Minneapolis, Chicago, Kalamazoo, MI, Salt Lake City, Durham, NC, Buffalo, NY, Gainesville, FL, New York City, Newark, NJ, Houston, Philadelphia, Washington DC, Boston, Detroit, Raleigh, NC, Asheville, NC, Atlanta, Los Angeles, Tucson, and Albany, New York..