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Sun Sep 1, 2013, 06:46 PM

 

Legal Defense Fund for woman arrested for playing the banjo

https://www.wepay.com/donations/emily-yates-defense-fund_1

On the evening of August 30th, Emily Yates, an Iraq war veteran, was just illegally arrested, choked and brutalized by park police at Independence Mall in Philadelphia. She was not engaged in any illegal activity and was not told why she was being attacked. While she was busy playing a song, park rangers accosted her. When she demanded an explanation for their aggression, they pinned her first to a park bench then to the pavement for an extended period before dragging her off to the Philadelphia Federal Detention Center.

Emily, an organizer with Iraq Veterans Against the War, was out in the streets in Philadelphia today with many others protesting the impending war in Syria. She marched peacefully with the protest to Independence Mall and there commenced playing her banjo, as she does all over the country. Now she’s in jail. She has not been allowed any communication with the outside world. We are raising money to pay for both her legal defense and the incidental expenses of her unjust imprisonment.


This is more than just a "wacky news" or "Only in Philadelphia" story. This is about a crackdown on protests. Those who are interested in giving may follow the link above.


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Sun Sep 1, 2013, 07:08 PM

1. Oink.

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Sun Sep 1, 2013, 08:27 PM

2. as soon as I get paid I will donate!

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