Thursday, September 10, 2015

Resist 450 Activists Arrested During Anti-Colonial Demonstrations

Six people were arrested today for demonstrating against the celebration of the 450th anniversary of the Spanish invasion of so-called Saint Augustine, Florida. Arrestees are being held at the St Johns County Jail with misdemeanor charges. So far, three have been released. The support team does not have enough support to bond out all arrestees. Tribal elders and the Council of the Original Miccosukee Simanolee Nation Aboriginal Peoples called for resistance demonstrations months ago. The Council asked Saint Augustine city officials not to glorify the rape, torture, displacement, enslavement, and genocide that accompanied European colonization but they were repeatedly ignored.

More:  http://earthfirstjournal.org/newswire/2015/09/08/resist-450-activists-arrested-during-anti-colonial-demonstrations/

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