NLG Releases #noNATO Raid Photos, Threatens Legal Action Against City if Arrestees Not Released
Chicago Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild
For Immediate Release: May 18
Photos of Wednesday Night House Raid on NATO Protesters in Bridgeport
Chicago, IL -- The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) took photographs today of the aftermath of the Chicago Police Department raid in Bridgeport Wednesday night. The following links are to photographs of the home of activists. One is of home-brewing equipment. One is of an overturned room that was ransacked by police. One is of the broken door jamb that police damaged after breaking down the door of the home where Occupy activists were staying.
There are at least 5 protesters arrested in the raid who are still in custody. The city has until tonight to either charge the arrestees or release them. The city has never explained its reasons for the raid, what they are charging the protesters with, nor provided any evidence of wrongdoing or criminal activity. The National Lawyers Guild is still seeking a copy of the search warrant affidavit used in the raid.
If the city fails to charge or release the remaining arrestees by the 48-hour detention deadline, the NLG is prepared to take legal action.