The SWAT Team of the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department and members of the FBI raided the home of Chicano activist Carlos Montes.
Law enforcement proceeded to ransack his house, taking his computer, cell phones and hundreds of documents, photos and mementos of his current political activities. Also taken were hundreds of historical documents related to Montes’ involvement in the Chicano movement for the past 44 years.
Supporters make the following points:
- We demand all charges be dropped against Carlos Montes. We call for the immediate return of all his property.
- Please call and write US Attorney General Eric Holder (202) 353-1555 and demand Hands Off Carlos Montes and other activists.
Join the LA Committee Against FBI Repression on May 24, 2011, at 7 p.m. to hear first hand about this attack and discuss the FBI repression targeting political activists and movements. The program will take place at F Square Printing, 519 South Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013.