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Freedom fighter Takiyah Thompson set to appear in court, you can help with her legal fees

August 16, 2017
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22-year-old college student and activist Takiyah Thompson was arrested yesterday following her participation in the removal of a Confederate monument in Durham, North Carolina.

“I’m tired of white supremacy keeping its foot on my neck and the necks of people who look like me,” Thompson said at a news conference. “That statue glorifies the conditions that oppressed people live in, and it had to go.”

While in custody for her protest against White Supremacy, Thompson was charged with two felonies and two misdemeanors related to property damage during a riot and inciting property damage during a riot. Each felony carries the potential prison sentences of 25 months and 41 months.

Thompson was released sometime last night and is expected to appear in court this morning. And now it’s our turn to fight for her and the other activists who might be charged following this monument removal. You can donate money to help with bail and legal fees, here. Up for a phone call? You can contact the prosecutor and push for the charges against Thompson to be dropped: (919) 808-3010.

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