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Charges Not Filed Against Wicahpiluta (Luta) Candelaria
Supporters from the Bay Area and Santa Cruz celebrate while standing in solidarity with Ohlone activist Wicahpiluta (Luta) Candelaria at the Hayward Hall of 'Justice' on June 23, 2014.
Luta had been charged with "obstruction of justice," however the DA decided to not press charges.
On June 20, Luta was walking home in San Leandro, CA when he was approached by police officers asking where he was headed. Luta was subsequently ambushed from behind by seven police officers and badly beaten.
Luta had been held in Santa Rita Jail since June 20. Hopefully he has been released by now (June 23).