Hands Off The Hunstville 3 Petition
On June 29, 2008, Uhuru Movement leaders Dr. Aisha Fields, Kobina Bantushango (Thomas Buchanan) and Dr. Michelle Strongfields were brutalized and arrested in Huntsville, Alabama by Huntsville police. On the way to the airport they stopped for gas near their home, which is in the vicinity of Alabama A&M University, where the Black Arts Festival had just concluded. There they saw police harassing an African couple. They exercised their legal right to photograph and observe the police activity. The police became agitated at being exposed and proceeded to brutalize, handcuff and arrest them ("obstructing justice" and "resisting arrest"). The police threatened to seize the 3 children that were in the car - ages 4, 1, and 7 months - who were eventually secured in the hands of relatives I support the just demand that all charges be immediately dropped against the HSV3. I understand the attack on the HSV3 to be an attack against the entire African community and a violation of their democratic rights.