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Prosecuting Defenders of Sovereignty: A People’s Briefing
February 10, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
As the February 11, 2020 trial approaches the Trump Administration’s lawyers are seeking to severely restrict what can be discussed during the trial of the four Venezuelan Embassy Protectors who were arrested last May. These state prosecutors are asking the court to make sure the jury is kept ignorant about the facts and circumstances surrounding the actions of the protectors.
The Embassy Protectors are four members of the Embassy Protection Collective, Kevin Zeese, Margaret Flowers, David Paul and Adrienne Pine, who heroically refused, with the permission of the legitimate government of Venezuela, to hand over the control of the Venezuelan Embassy to a US-appointed, self-proclaimed “interim President” of Venezuela, Juan Guaidó.
After an illegal raid of the Venezuelan Embassy by the US Secret Service, The Embassy Protectors were arrested and are now facing trials on the trumped-up charge of “interfering with certain protective functions” of the Federal Government, a misdemeanor charge that carries a maximum of one-year imprisonment and $100,000 fine for each one of them.
Come out to this IPS People’s Briefing on the eve of the first day of the trial to learn about the details of this case and the crucial campaign to defend The Embassy Protectors, the result of which will inevitably have serious impact on the future course of our government and country.
Event co-sponsors: Institute for Policy Studies, The Embassy Protectors Defense Committee, Black Alliance for Peace, Pan-African Community Action (PACA), Defending Rights and Dissent, DC National Lawyers Guild, and Popular Resistance.