Press Conference demands end to FBI Probe and Repression of Political Activists: Peace & Immigrant Rights Activists Speak Out in support of Carlos Montes

Event Information
Date: 
Wed, 2011-07-06 17:00
Location: 
Marshall/Lake Street Bridge St. Paul Side of the Bridge
St. Paul, MN
United States

Twin Cities peace and immigrant rights activists speak out about the latest attack by law enforcement on Carlos Montes as a part of the FBI’s investigation into the anti-war movement.  July 6th is Montes’ next court appearance and we want to stand in solidarity with him.  We will have a press conference for the media and then stay to join with the weekly vigil on the bridge demanding an end to U.S. warfare in Afghanistan, Iraq and around the globe. 

This speak out takes place as long-time Chicano and immigrants’ rights activist Carlos Montes is due in court on charges relating to a May 17 raid on his California home by FBI and Los Angeles Sheriffs police. The raid on Montes’ home is a continuation of the repression targeting anti-war and international solidarity activists in the Midwest since September 2010.

Meredith Aby of the Committee to Stop FBI Repression in Minneapolis said, “Carlos stood behind us when we were raided last September, and I can't be silent as he defends himself against trumped up criminal charges,” Aby said. ”He has been an important voice for building unity between the anti-war movement and the immigrants’ rights movement, and now we will unite in standing behind Carlos.”