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Art is Not a Crime - Drop the Charges PDF Print E-mail
IMPORTANT UPDATE: The Government dropped the charges against SOA Watch activists Dominique Diaddigo-Cash, Gail Taylor, Nico Udu-gama and María Luisa Rosal! Click here to get the full update!

DC activists helped kick off SOA Watch's poster campaign to remember the martyrs and expose the killers. On Wednesday, May 14, a group of about a dozen activists came together to paste up a giant mural on the streets of the Adams Morgan neighborhood of Washington, DC.

Though the activists were peaceful in their actions, DC police decided that political art was unacceptable in the district. After the artwork was completed, four of the activists were handcuffed, arrested and held for 6 hours before being charged with "defacing public or private property." The charge carries a maximum penalty of 6 months in prison and a $1,000 fine. SOA Watch activists Dominique Diaddigo-Cash, Gail Taylor, Maria Luisa Rosal and Nico Udu-gama will be arraigned in the DC Superior Court on June 5, 2014. The best way to stand in solidarity with the targeted activists, and to push back against the criminalization of dissent, is to keep up the resistance!

Demand that the U.S. Attorney's Office drop the charges against our people!

Send a message to U.S. Attorney Ronald Machen Jr. to say that art is not a crime. Our message is too powerful to be locked behind bars. Let's take this negative energy and transform it, and decorate our cities with powerful art to create a culture of justice, dignity, and peace. Download the posters today and send us a picture when you put it up in your town!

Can you pitch in $20 to help pay for the legal support work and the printing of new mural posters?
Please visit SOAW.org/support to make your contribution.

You can jail the resisters, but you can't jail the resistance!


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