27 Jul '11, 2am

UPDATE: SLC's story of civil disobedience - the 26 arrested in response to Tim's sentence #bidder70

UPDATE: SLC's story of civil disobedience - the 26 arrested in response to Tim's sentence #bidder70

Today, Tim DeChristopher was sentenced to 2 years in prison and taken away from the courthouse without goodbyes or the option to self-report . In court, Tim said “You can put me in prison but it will not deter my future of civil disobedience and it won’t deter others who are willing to fight to defend a livable future.” Outside the Courthouse, hundreds of supporters had gathered from the Salt Lake City community, singing, chanting, and speaking out as they bore witness to the sentencing. Immediately after the bang of the gavel Ashely Anderson and Ashley Sanders were hauled out of the courtroom for loudly rallying people inside saying, "this court has proven itself incapable of justice. So the people will take it back - it is now our court!" foreshadowing the civil disobedience to come outside. As Henia Belalia left the Courthouse, she made an official statement declaring, ...

Full article: http://www.grist.org/article/2011-07-26-26-go-to-jail-for...

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