Eight local animal rights activists will be going to trial on Tuesday, September 13. They were arrested on May 15, 2010, while engaging in legal picketing and demonstrations in the neighborhoods of UCLA primate vivisectors. This same protest activity has been going on for years, on a monthly basis, and nothing in activists’ behavior on this particular day was different from any other protest they had engaged in for this campaign. Activists were not told why they were being arrested, but were later charged with focused picketing and noise violations.
FREE SPEECH 8 SUPPORTERS, PLEASE REPORT TO: Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center, Division 52, 7th Floor, 210 W. Temple St., Los Angeles CA 90012. Please dress appropriately. It is very important that the defendants have a strong show of support as the trial begins, so please attend this first court date to show your alliance with these activists.
Visit the Free Speech 8 Website for more information.