6 arrested for disrupting Chicago Easter Mass charged with felony

by on March 31, 2008 · 0 comments

in Civil Disobedience, Civil Rights, Organizing, Peace Movement

The six antiwar protesters who disrupted an Easter mass at a Chicago church and then who were arrested, were charged with a felony and two misdemeanors. The Chicago police announced that the six young people arrested at the Holy Name Cathedral die-in have been charged with one count of felony criminal damage to property and two counts of simple battery. They were being held at Cook County jail at 26th and California, and were expected to be arraigned on the felony charge March 24th. Police denied one arrestee who is hypoglycemic access to his medication. Police have also reportedly been telling concerned callers that supporters of the peace protesters could be investigated for terrorism by Homeland Security — a tactic supporters says underscores the repressive political nature of the police response to the protest. [For the remainder of this article, go here.]

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