MINNEAPOLIS (The Blaze/AP)— Protesters gathered outside FBI offices in Minneapolis and Chicago, bearing signs and shouting chants condemning the agency’s searches of anti-war activists in both cities.
About 150 people protested in Minneapolis on Monday, holding signs reading: “Stop FBI harassment. Opposing war is not a crime.” Roughly 120 people marched in Chicago.
Search warrants had indicated investigators were looking for connections between the anti-war activists and radical groups in Colombia and the Middle East.
Many of those searched tell The Associated Press they’ve had ties to activist groups and have traveled in the Middle East or Colombia. All denied contributing any money to terrorist groups.
A leader of the Minnesota Anti-War Committee, Jess Sundin, says at least 13 people have been subpoenaed to appear before a federal grand jury in Chicago.
A home video of Mick Kelly (seen in the Minnesota clip above) explaining the raid, his position, and why he’s been arrested in the past. This video appears on the website “Marxist-Leninist: a revolutionary communist website”:
The left wing wanted big government and now they've got it. It's a shame that the same big government that the Progressives so love and trust is now coming after them. I hear chickens, do you? I hope the Progressives see what happens when you give someone power over you. All the power that the Progressives have taken from WE THE PEOPLE will change hands come Nov and again in 2012. It's things like this that we conservatives warned you about. Good luck my Progressive friends, you will need it. There is always a law or two broken that they will get you on if they really want to.