Minneapolis protest slams FBI entrapment of 3 Somali youth
Minneapolis, MN – About 40 people rallied in front of the Federal Courthouse, May 26, to demand justice for the three Somali youth who are facing life in prison, having been entrapped by the FBI. Family, other members of the Somali community and anti-war activists called for the release of Guled Omar, Abdirahman Daud and Mohamad Farah.
The mothers of the defendants thanked supporters for attending the trial. Jess Sundin of the Anti-War Committee denounced the government repression against the Somali community and Muslims. Sundin was one of the anti-war and international solidarity activists who was raided by the FBI in 2010.
Earlier in the day, defendant Guled Omar’s moving testimony blew holes in the government’s case.
The protest was organized by the Coalition to Defend the Muslim Community, which includes the Anti-War Committee, Minnesotans Against Islamophobia, the Global Somali Diaspora and others.
As the trial nears its conclusion, another protest has been called for Tuesday, May 31, 5 p.m., at the Federal Court building, 4th Street and 4th Avenue S, in downtown Minneapolis.