Former Auckland anarchist Danny "Vegas" Wilson jailed in US
Update 9/5: After seven days in jail, Danny Wilson has been granted bail!
Former Auckland anarchist and one of the founders of Radical Youth, Danny "Vegas" Wilson, 20, and five others have been arrested and jailed after a May Day celebration in Olympia, Washington State. During the protest, symbols of the state and Capital were attacked. Danny is being charged with "1st degree malicious mischief" (felony charge) and "suspicion of riot" (misdemeanor). The total bail for all six arrestees is 40,000 dollars with Danny's being set at $5000. As of today May 5th Danny is still being held and money is needed to help meet the cost of bail. In addition Danny has not had access to proper food that meets his dietary choices of an animal/dairy free diet.
On May 1 in Olympia, WA a group of about two hundred people had a rally in solidarity with the immigrants’ rights and anti-war movements. The rally was followed with a march to the capital where activists gathered outside of the governor’s door, making their presence known and urging her to support the proposal of making Olympia a sanctuary city for undocumented immigrants. After the capital the march continued downtown, where rocks were thrown through the windows of Bank of America and US Bank, two banks notorious for their social and environmental injustices. A scuffle ensued in which protesters clashed with the police. Pepper spray and pellet guns were used on the protesters and six people were ultimately arrested. [ Read More ]
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Auckland: On Monday the 12th, the Auckland Anarchist Assembly, an informal evening of presentations and short films, funds will be collected to help pay for Danny's bail. [ Details ]