My friends are facing felony charges for protesting Trump’s inauguration. North Carolina comrades have designed these stylish shirts to help raise legal funds—their statement is below. Buy one today and let them know we’ve got their backs!
On January 20, 2017, tens of thousands of people converged in Washington, D.C. for the #disruptJ20 protests opposing the inauguration of Donald Trump. A combination of blockades, marches, and festive demonstrations made it clear around the world that the people do not recognize Trump’s authority or support his policies.
In response, D.C. police went on a rampage, shooting pepper spray, tear gas, and concussion grenades indiscriminately at protesters, including children, the elderly, and people with disabilities. In one instance, police cordoned off an entire block and mass arrested 257 people, including dozens of North Carolinians.
This attack on political dissent is intended to create a chilling effect to keep protesters out of the streets so that Trump can move forward with his divisive agenda. We owe it to the arrestees to support them through the legal process so they can get adequate representation and as fair a hearing as possible.
These shirts were created to help support the arrestees from North Carolina. Please join us in donating, and spread the word to everyone who cares about civil discourse and the future of our world. We are asking $15-$20 per shirt with all proceeds going directly to the North Carolina defense fund (ncj20defense.com).
We would also like to offer this shirt as a resource for all the defendants across the country who were arrested on the 20th. If you would like to order shirts from us in bulk (10 shirts) to sell as part of your city’s fundraising efforts, we are happy to offer them to you at $6 each.
All shirts come in XS S M L and XL. Send your size preferences to firstname.lastname@example.org when you place your order.