Black Lives Matter uprisings

Arrested on charges stemming from Black Lives Matter uprisings.

Ant Smith

As a high school social studies teacher in North Philadelphia, Ant is known for the genuine connections he builds with his students inside and outside the classroom. He is an organizer and volunteer with multiple organizations throughout Philadelphia, and is a fixture at 60th and Market each Friday, where he serves free food to the community with Food Not Bombs Solidarity. His coworkers, students, colleagues, and fellow organizers praise him as an empathetic and reliable peacemaker who always advocates for underrepresented and disenfranchised community members.

Malik Muhammad

Malik is a 26 year old black/Palestinian pansexual muslim, anarchist, antifascist and anti-racist abolitionist. He was charged with possession of unregistered destructive devices, engaging in civil disorder and obstructing law enforcement and using explosives to commit a felony. He has a wife and young child. He has a long history of protesting and associated actions for Black liberation. 

José Felan

From MN Uprising Support:

On October 18, 2022, José was sentenced by Judge Doty to 6.5 years with 3 years of supervised release.Restitution was set at $39,028 to be split with co-defendant Mohamad Abdi.

 

"Greetings, my name is José Felan and I am currently incarcerated due to the George Floyd protests here in Minnesota.

Matthew Rupert

Matthew Rupert grew up in Galesburg Illinois with his loving parents Linda and Michael, his oldest sister Kristy, Middle sister Kari, youngest sister Karen, and brother Christopher. His father became sick when Matthew was young. Michael had several medical conditions including bipolar disorder, manic depression, and had suffered several strokes. He passed away December 6, 2012 leaving Linda a widow. 

Montez Lee

On January 14th, 2022, Montez Lee was sentenced to 10 years in prison, having pled guilty to one count of arson after facing multiple federal charges and being held without bond after his arrest.

From Minnesota Uprising Arrestee Support: During his sentencing Montez shared a very powerful statement where he described his experience with police brutality as a Black man and how he hopes to be part of the solution not the problem, his hope to work to better himself and his community, and how his kids deserve better.

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