Sherrie’s Trial: Fill the Court!

Join us at the New Bedford District Court on March 5 at 8:30 AM, as we continue to support Sherrie Andre, co-founder of the FANG Collective, who is beginning their trial after it was postponed in January.

Sherrie is going to trial as a result of an action taken at the Bristol County House of Corrections in August 2018. The action was held in solidarity with people in I.C.E. detention who launched a hunger strike to demand better conditions at the facility.

On January 7th, over 100 of us came to the New Bedford District Court to support Sherrie as they began their trial.

Despite the fact that both Sherrie’s legal team, and the prosecution were prepared for the trial, the judge inexplicably decided to postpone the trial. After the decision was announced, court officers violently and aggressively removed supporters from the court house.

On March 5th we will be back at the courthouse. It is our intention to show solidarity with Sherrie, and to show support for everyone else facing the court system in New Bedford.

Sherrie is facing up to 30 days in jail. Two other people arrested as part of the action have served 10 day jail sentences, and another person was fined $3000 in restitution.

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Please fill out this form if you need a ride to the trial, can offer a ride, or are coming from out of town: https://form.jotform.com/200349627857161

We are also asking folks to submit letters of support for Sherrie that will be delivered to the judge. You can submit a letter of support by emailing support@shutdownicenow.org or by filling out this form: https://form.jotform.com/92857485633168

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You can read about what happened at the court in January here: https://itsgoingdown.org/over-100-people-show-up-to-support-sherrie-andre-of-the-fang-collective-on-trial-for-resisting-ice/

You can read more about the action that Sherrie took part in here (tw police violence): https://upriseri.com/2018-08-20-fang/

And you can read more about why Sherrie is choosing to go to trial here: https://medium.com/@karen.savage/activist-faces-jail-time-for-resisting-massachusetts-sheriffs-collaboration-with-ice-380649e0e9d9

FACEBOOK EVENT: https://www.facebook.com/events/116694836426742/

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