from the Green + Red podcast
In May 2020, we saw millions hit the streets over the police murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis. It’s been argued to be the largest protests in history. The government moved in immediately to repress those taking the streets against the police and racial violence.
We saw intense protest, resistance, violent repression by police and other forces and media attention in Minneapolis, Louisville, Portland and Kenosha WI. But also in places less known like Grand Rapids Michigan and Champaign IL. More than 350 people were arrested on federal charges while city and state level arrests topped 14,000 between May-Nov 2020.
In our latest episode, we talk with Sarah with Uprisings Support. We talk about the ongoing legal struggles of people arrested and facing serious charges from the 2020 uprisings and how Uprising Support continues to support those in jail and awaiting trial.