**Update MONDAY, NOVEMBER 22: Print
Written by Maya   
Tuesday, 23 November 2010 00:48

On Sunday the Judge found 23 of the 24 who were arrested by the city guilty on all charges including unlawful assembly, failure to disperse, and parading without a permit. The total of bonds and fines exceed $75,000 (which does not include appeals). A full legal update will be posted soon from our legal collective, including on the four individuals who courageously crossed the line onto the base to protest the SOA and face federal charges.

We have seen extraordinary solidarity in our movement in raising the money needed through loans and donations to release everyone arrested. People were trickling out of the jail until 4am this is morning. We have been able to raise close to $30,000 in an extremely short amount of time. This is unprecedented for SOAW. We are so grateful for both the people present here in Fort Benning, and our network across the Americas where donations and loans have been pouring in to ensure the speediest release for the arrestees.

We encourage you to help spread the word to ensure the people who put themselves on the line are taken care of by our community. Please donate here. We still desperately need to pay back our loans and raise additional money that will be needed for the state charges and court fees.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 23 November 2010 05:26