Tuesday, 17 May 2011

Update: May trial of anti-cuts activist adjourned until July

Update: The GDC has learned that the trial of Dominic O'Hara has been adjourned until July. Watch this space for further updates.

Dominic O'Hara was due to appear at Glasgow District Court on 23 May on a politically-motivated charge of police assault during an anti-cuts protest in Glasgow on 29 January. This has now been moved once again to July. Dominic - alongside other members of Fight Racism! Fight Imperialism! - has been a consistent target for Strathclyde police harassment over the past year.  It is especially important people turn out in numbers to show solidarity with this young activist who has already been convicted on the word of lying police officers for his part in another protest in Glasgow on 9 December and faces the serious possibility of a custodial sentence. 

Joey Simons, another member of FRFI, will appear in court on Monday 6 June, on trial for several charges also relating to the 9 December student protests. 

The Glasgow Defence Campaign is committed to defending all those under attack from the authorities for organising in opposition to the social devastation pursued by the Tory government and Glasgow's Labour city council. Hundreds of young people took to the streets of Glasgow throughout December and January to voice their anger about the destruction of education and the multinational businesses continuing to avoid billions in taxes. It is of equal importance that people come to the streets in numbers to voice their anger that young activists taking a leading role in these demonstrations are criminalised for exercising their right to protest.

Solidarity with anti-cuts activists! Defend the right to protest!
Glasgow District Court, St. Andrews Street, Glasgow (just off Saltmarket)
- Monday 6 June, from 10am

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