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  • Writer's pictureMichael Laxer

PSL demands release of jailed activists

Updated: Sep 24, 2020

The Party of Socialism and Liberation (PSL) is demanding the release of three of its Denver area activists six days after being arrested on charges that have been met with outrage.

Post has been updated at the end.

According to the Party of Socialism and Liberation (PSL) in the United States, three of its activists involved in Denver area Black Lives Matter protests remain in jail six days after being arrested on charges that have been met with widespread outrage and derision.

The PSL relates that on September 17:

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 serious felony charges and many misdemeanors including the bizarre and ludicrous charge of “kidnapping,” all because they have organized large Black Lives Matter protests.

The arrests have brought international condemnation.

The party is also alleging that the activists are being held in poor conditions and in violation of their rights.

The party has launched a fundraising campaign so people can donate "to the legal and political support campaign for arrested Denver organizers".




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