Lawyers are expensive; solidarity is priceless

Lawyers are expensive; solidarity is priceless

From IWW K'jipuktuk

Legal support for an individual who was arrested while protesting in solidarity with the prisoners in the Central Nova Scotia Correctional Facility.

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On September 9th a peaceful protest took place out side of the Central Nova Scotia Correctional Facility. As the demonstrators were walking towards the road to exit the property, officers from Halifax Regional Police arrived on-site. Without any warning or communication, officers aggressively engaged the demonstrators. One person was tackled and arrested. 

 He is currently facing multiple charges and, though no indictable charges are being pursued, some of the alleged offenses are still quite serious. Fighting them - even with a sympathetic lawyer - will be time consuming and expensive. In addition, the court required a $500 cash bond for his release.

These charges have little basis in reality, but are meant to deter demonstrations in solidarity with prisoners and to retroactively justify police violence. We need to come together and show that this won't work; that our unity in the face of repression is more powerful than their attempts to break our struggles.

Any funds remaining once these legal fees have been covered will be retained for future legal support. 

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