Thursday, November 19, 2009

Detroit Demonstration Against Repression Outside Renaissance Center Today, 5:00-6:00pm

For Immediate Release

Media Advisory

Event: Protest the ALPACT Dinner With U.S. Atty. Gen. Holder & the FBI
Date: Thursday, November 19, 5:00-6:30pm
Location: Marriot Hotel at Renaissance Center, East Jefferson and Brush
Sponsor: Michigan Emergency Committee Against War & Injustice (MECAWI)
Contact: 313.671.3715

Demonstration to Demand Justice for Slain Imam Luqman Ameen Abdullah and Freedom for the Detroit 10

The Advocates and Leaders for Police and Community Trust (ALPACT) dinner at the Ren Cen comes at a time when the FBI has shot down a respected Detroit Muslim leader, Imam Luqman Ameen Abdullah. They have arrested 10 other Muslims on wild charges and media hysteria reminiscent of the Counter Intelligence Program (Cointelpro) that attacked Malcolm X (El Hajj Malik Shabazz), Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the Black Panther Party, Angela Davis, the American Indian Movement, Assata Shakur, and others.

At the same time the Detroit Police Department, and police agencies throughout Michigan and the nation, continue racial profiling, racist harassment and racist killings.

Nationally the FBI, the “Justice” Department and ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement), along with local police agencies, are hounding and deporting thousands of undocumented workers. Often families are torn apart with parents deported and children waiting for their parents who never come home.

United States jails are filled with victims of frame-ups, and death row inmates are legally lynched. Political prisoners languish in lock up such as Mumia Abu Jamal and Leonard Peltier – both victims of police frame-ups.

This is no time to break bread and sip wine with the FBI.

Justice for Imam Luqman Ameen Abdullah
Free the Detroit 10 (Muslim prisoners of FBI frame-up)
End the ICE raids and deportations
Free Mumia Abu Jamal, Leonard Peltier and all political prisoners
Stop racist profiling, harassment and killings

Members of MECAWI are available to the media for comment.

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