June 9, 2018

Press Conference to Demand Chicago Police Release Joe Veale and the Members of the Revolution Club Immediately and to Demand No Mistreatment while in CPD Custody

June 9, 2018 | Revolution Newspaper | revcom.us



Chicago, Illinois: At approximately 1:30 pm today, 9th District police unlawfully and illegitimately arrested Joe Veale and three members of the Revolution Club at a street festival on 47th Street in Back of the Yards. This is just a mile and a half from where Chicago police killed Maurice Granton Jr. on Wednesday, shooting him in the back as he ran from them.

Joe Veale and the Revolution Club members were speaking to the festival-goers about this criminal murder by police and about getting organized for revolution, and were targeted by the Chicago Police Department (CPD) for that message—at least 15 police officers surrounded the Revolution Club and began arresting them. CPD has repeatedly targeted the Revolution Club, carrying out a series of harassing arrests last summer.

Joe Veale is a long-time revolutionary leader from the California Bay Area, a supporter of the Revolutionary Communist Party who was part of the Black Panther Party in the 1960s.

The Revolution Club and its supporters will gather in front of the 9th District police station, 3120 S. Halsted, Chicago, Illinois, at 5:30pm to demand the immediate release and no CPD mistreatment of Joe Veale and the Revolution Club members.



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