Please come out to support Richmond anarchist and activist Hunter Singleton at his Pre-trial court appearance on Wednesday January 18th at 11am at the Manchester Courthouse on Richmond’s Southside at 920 Hull Street.
Two activists, Eric and Hunter were arrested on November 9th during a march for Occupy Richmond. They were on the sidewalk, when Eric, then Hunter, were grabbed by Richmond police and dragged into Monroe Park. They have been charged with the Felony of wearing a mask in public.They were part of a large group of people who applied apple cider vinegar to bandannas and scarves as a preventative measure against tear gas the Richmond Police are well known for using. The legal, peaceful march they were participating in knew that there were dozens of Richmond Police awaiting them around Monroe Park.
Additionally both are facing charges of disorderly conduct. Eric is facing a concealed weapons charge for the food tool he had in his backpack for eating apples with, and Hunter is facing a controlled substances charge for his prescription medication. The charges they are facing could result in up to 5 years.
Eric has taken a plea deal on his charges, but Hunter is still dealing with the courts. Please come out to show your solidarity with Hunter!
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