San Diego Lawyers and Legal Workers Rally in Solidarity with General Strike Against Trump

by on February 17, 2017 · 0 comments

in Civil Rights, Election, Organizing, Politics, San Diego

Dozens of lawyers and people who work in the legal profession rally in front of the Federal Building. Prof. Marjorie Cohn addresses the crowd. Feb 17, 2017 Photos by Frank Gormlie

As part of a set of actions at courthouses across the country, San Diego lawyers and legal workers rallied in downtown San Diego today – February 17 – in front of the Federal Courthouse on Front Street, all in solidarity with the proclaimed General Strike Against Trump on F17.

Several dozen brave folks made their voices heard and presence known in front of the red-bricked buildings, as the wind kicked up and the skies promised rain. Additionally, there were courthouse rallies in at least 17 other cities nation-wide.

One of the main initiators of the nation-wide solidarity action is the National Lawyers Guild, which has a chapter here in San Diego. They were coordinating the events by “Lawyers, legal workers, law students, paralegals, court interpreters, investigators, social service advocates, and others who work in the courts” with another 24 legal organizations. The NLG stated:

This is an opportunity for the legal community to express our solidarity with the growing movements against the new regime and its white supremacist agenda. Engage your local community! Invite speakers, make signs, and share with your legal colleagues and allies!



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