Activists denounce FBI attacks on Black liberation group

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Washington, D.C. — The Black is Back Coalition led a protest march through the streets of the capital Nov. 5 to denounce the FBI attacks on the leadership of the African People’s Socialist Party (APSP) in Florida and Missouri. 

The action began at Malcolm X Park, where APSP Chairman Omali Yeshitela addressed the crowd. Yeshitela and his wife Ona Zené Yeshitela were targeted by an FBI raid of their home in St. Louis on July 29 for their opposition to the U.S. proxy war in Ukraine. 

Activists then marched through the streets of D.C. to the White House. Marching down 14th Street, they greeted shoppers and sidewalk diners with several chants, including: “Fist up, fight back, stop the FBI attack” and “Two, four, six, eight, tell the people who we hate – FBI, CIA, the whole damn state!”

Upon reaching the White House, the crowd listened to other speakers, including Pam Africa, who offered solidarity from political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal. Brother Lee Patterson also read a solidarity statement from the Socialist Unity Party defending the APSP against the FBI attacks – part of the continuing war on Black Liberation organizations since the 1960s.

SLL photos: Bayani and Andre Powell

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