#blackpride4

For: #BlackPride4 : Ashley, Wriply, Deandre, and Kendal.
Columbus, OH
Organizer: Molly Shea
#blackpride4 (#BlackPride4 : Ashley, Wriply, Deandre, and Kendal.)
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Update: Legal support fees and care needs for the #BlackPride4 continue to mount, as they have been informed they will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. Wriply Bennet, Kendall Denton, Ashley Braxton and Deandre Miles are estimating costs to exceed $40,000 and need your support in this struggle for liberation for all. 

Thank you for all the support, the love, and the financial contributions. 

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There are 4 folks who are being held after disrupting pride this morning. At least one person may get transferred to solitary and we need to get out people out so they are safe. 

Please spread the word. Please help support.

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on August 7, 2017

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Posted on August 7, 2017

#BlackPride4 and organizers have been building pressure to change the narrative of the ‘gay’ community in columbus- forcing conversations and action to move organizations and individuals to a more intersectional place.

Meanwhile, the legal fees for the #BlackPride4 continue to be a pressing issue. With court dates set for Wriply (August 14), Ashley (August 14), and Kendal (August 15) payments for lawyers and court fees are in process. Deandre’s court case has yet to be set, but with the ungrounded felony charge, high expenses are expected.

Please keep sharing this fundraiser, donating when you can, asking people directly if they can donate, follow BQIC on facebook to hear about the next action or fundraiser, and fighting for an intersectional movement that demands freedom for all.

Posted on July 6, 2017

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Posted on July 6, 2017

Legal support fees and care needs for the #BlackPride4 continue to mount, as they have been informed they will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. Wriply Bennet, Kendall Denton, Ashley Braxton and Deandre Miles are estimating costs to exceed $40,000 and need your support in this struggle for liberation for all. 

Photo and article: http://www.columbusalive.com/entertainment/20170628/community-feature-black-pride-4-inspire-community-to-examine-pride-protest-and-police-response


Posted on June 18, 2017

Posted on June 18, 2017

As of Saturday night, three of the #blackpride4 are out, but Deandre is still being held, and is being held on false felony charges. 

Everyone is scheduled to for a court date Monday morning, and folks will gather to support them and demand all charges are dropped (see below for full details). 

Legal fees, while not known to the full extent, are mounting. Thank you all for the love and support you've shown so far, and for the continued support you'll be neesed for. 
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Monday June 19, 8:30 am til noon

Franklin County Franklin County Municipal Court
375 S High St Fl 1, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(Fb: https://m.facebook.com/events/1018920178242939?ref=m_notif¬if_t=admin_plan_mall_activity)

We are calling to condemn the wrongful charges being pressed against Deandre, one of the #BlackPride4, who is being falsely charged for a felony aggravated robbery.

The #BlackPride4 are four of a larger group of Black queer and trans people and allies who silently blocked Columbus Pride Parade to protest the acquittal of the police officer who killed Philando Castile and raise awareness about violence against Black trans women nationwide. After only 30 seconds of blocking the parade, police escalated the situation by pepper spraying and hitting the peaceful protesters with their bikes. Wriply, Ashley, Kendall, and Deandre were arrested. Three of the four who were arrested will shortly post bail, but Deandre has been wrongfully charged with a felony.

This Monday at 8:30am we will gather outside of the Franklin County Municipal Courthouse to peacefully demonstrate against Deandre's charges. Their hearing will be at 9:00am.

LIST OF DEMANDS:
1) Immediate release of Deandre
2) Drop all charges or pending charges against each of the #BlackPride4
3) Investigation of the excessive force from police against peaceful demonstrators

Please bring signs pertaining to our demands.

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