Two years later: A rally to end FBI surveillance of activistsWednesday, September 26, 2012 at 2:20 pm by Corina Leu
On September 24, 2012, activists from across the nation gathered outside FBI headquarters in Washington, DC, to protest the bureau’s expansive surveillance, infiltration and entrapment activities criminalizing dissent.
The rally was organized by the Montgomery County Civil Rights Coalition to commemorate the second anniversary of FBI’s raid and seizure of computers, personal items, and books, belonging to 23 activists from the Midwest. On September 24, 2010, the FBI committed an act of unwarranted surveillance and attacked the activist community. The activists were subpoenaed to testify before a grand jury, but refused to do so. Moreover, no charges were filed against any of the activists whose personal property was seized.
At the rally, the activists and their supporters demanded the end of this investigation and the unwarranted surveillance that targets dissenting voices.
Watch Shahid Buttar, BORDC’s executive director, perform a political rap piece at the rally: