Saturday, September 25, 2010

Anti-War Protestors Targeted in Home Raids By FBI

FBI agents raided persons who protested American intervention in Latin America and the Middle East at their offices and homes on Friday.

Some were subpoenaed to testify before federal grand juries.

Agents were looking for evidence of illegal anti-war activities in the raids that took place at six locations in Minneapolis and two in Chicago.

One man's door was kicked down immediately after he left for work.

He was widely known for organizing massive anti-war protests at the Republican National Convention in 2008.

''To me this is harassment of anti-war activists and leaders who have spoken against US intervention in Latin America and the Middle East,'' Mick Kelly said. He insisted he had ''absolutely not'' been involved in any illegal activities.

Activist Jessica Sundin said the FBI had taken her mobile and given her a subpoena to testify before a grand jury in Chicago, and was looking for items related to her anti-war activities and trips to Colombia and the Middle East.

''I am angry,'' she said. ''I want people to know that the government is targeting people for our ideas.''

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