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Title: Justice for the Anaheim 3 / Hear their Stories / Show Support
START DATE: 2/17/2018
Duration: 2 Hours
Location: Anaheim
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UUCA Unitarian Universalist Church in Anaheim
511 S Harbor
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Justice for the Anaheim 3 / Hear their Stories / Show Support

Saturday, Feb. 17, 3-5p

UUCA Unitarian Universalist Church in Anaheim

511 S Harbor


On Feb 27 2016 activists and community members decided that the Ku Klux Klan should not be allowed to spew their racist ideology in our neighborhoods. Dozens converged at Pearson Park, Anaheim and confronted the group to make it clear they were not welcome. The KKK responded by stabbing several anti-racist protestors with knives and other home-made weapons. The Anaheim police arrived hours after the rally was scheduled to start and decided that the victims of the stabbings should be handcuffed while raising the caution tape for one of the KKK perpetrators to go free. When three brave anti-racist fighters (Mark Liddell, Hugo Contreras and Nicole Schop) attempted to detain this violent criminal, they were arrested and held in jail for more than two days. Then, the “justice” system followed suit with the police and showed their allegiance to the Klan. The DA filed misdemeanor battery and resisting arrest charges against these three heroes while no charges were filed against any member of the KKK. An openly racist president, the Klan, and groups like them have been emboldened. Time and time again we have seen the police and the courts protect them. Just Jan. 24 an off-duty police officer who fired a gun during a dispute with teens in Anaheim was not charged. These 3 courageous fighters deserve to be celebrated, not prosecuted! Listen to their stories and learn how you can support Hugo Contreras (of the Unitarian Universalist Community Church of Santa Monica), Mark Liddell (of the First Unitarian Church of Los Angeles), and Nicole Schop, in their continuing struggle for justice. Contact Sarah Harper for more information: amapolaroja@gmail.com


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