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Anti-G8 Legal Update 7/25/05
Everyone is out of jail. The court process is slowly progressing. The FBI has been questioning and harassing people. Please call 415-285-1011 with questions or if you were a witness.
A legal update on those arrested at July 8th's G8 solidarity march.
Updated - July 23th
Update on charges:
Number of confirmed arrestees is 6.
Person 1 - Felony attempted lynching, misdemeanors rioting & resisting arrest (bail reduced to $30,000 on 7/19; released on bail 7/20!)
Person 2 - Felony taking a non-firearm weapon & misdemeanors rioting & resisting arrest
Person 3 - Official charges to be filed at arraignment, postponed to end of July. The prosecutor's office has said all charges will be misdemeanors.
Person 4 - cited out, charged with violation of a noise ordinance. Property is still being held by SFPD
Person 5 - Has an attorney. A hearing has been scheduled.
Person 6 - No charges filed
Concerned individuals formed the Anti-G8 Legal Collective to support all people with legal consequences from the anti-G8 protests of July 8, regardless of their choices or charges. We are an autonomous group distinct from any individual's legal defense team or the organizers of the July 8 action. We include members of the National Lawyers Guild Demonstrations Committee, the Midnight Special Law Collective, and members of the community.
If you are a witness, please call the legal hotline (415-285-1011). We will take your contact info and share it with defense attorneys. If you have been contacted by law enforcement or have any questions whatsoever, feel free to call the hotline. We will connect you with an attorney to answer your questions and advise you of your rights.
We have confirmed accounts of the FBI questioning some people and harassing others (through conspicuous surveillance, etc). You have *no* obligation to talk to the FBI or even open the door to them. If you are visited, we encourage you to say "I'm going to remain silent, I want to see a lawyer." and nothing else, then call the legal hotline.
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