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Six Defendants Acquitted in First DisruptJ20 Trial
by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)
The hashtag #DisruptJ20 became a rallying cry to protest at Trump's January inauguration – a First Amendment right for everyone if conducted nonviolently.
Founded in July 2016, DisruptJ20 activities began post-election via social media. Organizer Regba Carrefour said the "umbrella coalition of groups (aimed) to undermine Trump's presidency from the get-go."
Inauguration day featured police state tactics against DisruptJ20 and others protesting on Trump's inauguration day – 194 individuals arrested, most protesting peacefully, including independent journalists doing their jobs, covering what went on.
The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) commented on the acquittal of the first six defendants brought to trial, saying:
"In a tremendous victory for the right to dissent, a Washington, DC jury has found all six def
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