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Arraignment for 11 Anti-Racists Arrested in Berkeley

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Date:
Tuesday, August 29, 2017
Time:
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Event Type:
Court Date
Organizer/Author:
Bay Area Anti Repression Committee
Location Details:
Gale Schenone Hall of Justice in Dept. 711
5151 Gleason Dr.
Dublin, CA 94588

This past weekend the Bay sealed the deal that racists, misogynists, homophobes, and bigots of all sorts are not welcome here. In total 11 anti racist/anti fascists were arrested in Berkeley on Sunday 8/27. Five of them have their arraignments tomorrow, Tuesday 8/29/17! Please come out to Dublin to support them!!!

This is a *NEW COURTHOUSE* *Please read full post if you intend on supporting!*

Gale Schenone Hall of Justice in Dept. 711 -5151 Gleason Dr. Dublin, CA 94588
They are all scheduled to appear at 9am, however there is a strong possibility that their cases will not be heard until court in the afternoon. The afternoon session begins at 2pm. The procedure for holding in custody arraignments at Dublin courthouse is new so we cannot be certain about timing. It is inconvient for the supporters to go to this court house so far away, but we hope it is actually a less terrible ordeal for those in custody to have their arraignments at this courthouse neighboring Santa Rita Jail, where they are currently held.

Please also be advised that there is a chance that far-right/fascist/alt-right/trolls could also be present at the courthouse to harass those arrested and their supporters. Unfortunately these occurrences are now a part of the nature of doing support for anti racist, anti fascist, feminist, and queer comrades dealing with state and right-wing vigilante repression. The Anti Repression Committee has always promoted the idea that repression is not something that we can avoid, but it is something we can be prepared for. With that in mind, we strongly encourage everyone in our movements to prepare for repression in the form of right-wing doxxing, but to not let this risk prevent us from showing up to support those who are baring the brunt of repression. While there are always many individuals who cannot and should not put themselves in vulnerable positions (just like some people cannot be on the front lines in street protests), we maintain that if enough of us show up with our bodies in the court room to support our comrades, it will strengthen the very movement the right wing and the state is attempting to neutralize.

Also, NLG attorneys will be present for these arraignments. (Thanks NLG!)

Please stay tuned for arraignment dates coming up next month for the folks who were cited or bailed out last night!

[ Photo via San Gabriel Valley Anti-Repression Committee. January 20, 2017. ]
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