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On Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. weekend (Jan. 13-16, 2023) hold rallies and events at the federal building in your city to denounce the brutal FBI attacks on Chairman Omali Yeshitela and the Uhuru Movement.

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Hands Off Uhuru! Hands Off Africa! Defense Committee Mass Meeting - OPEN TO ALL

Saturday, February 4th
12pm PT / 2pm CT / 3pm ET / 8pm GMT

Talking Points

In the early morning hours of Friday, July 29, 2022, the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), aided by local police, raided the offices and homes of members of the Uhuru Movement in St. Petersburg, Florida and St. Louis, Missouri.

Scores of FBI and local police agents broke down doors, broke windows, used flashbang devices and drones and threatened residents with automatic weapons. They stole computers, hard drives, phones, office equipment and files—both business and personal.

They temporarily detained APSP Chairman Omali Yeshitela, APSP Deputy Chair Ona Zené Yeshitela, APSP AgitProp Director Akilé Anai, APSC Chairwoman Penny Hess, and APSC members Kitty, Jesse and Amanda.

Watch what Chairman Omali Yeshitela had to say that evening, and in subsequent presentations below.

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Chairman Omali Yeshitela talks about
FBI attacks on "Democracy Now!"

Background

On Friday, July 29, 2022, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) initiated a political assault against the African People’s Socialist Party (APSP), the broader Uhuru Movement and its leader, Chairman Omali Yeshitela, in the form of pre-dawn raids.

This attack employed the use of dozens of tactical gear-sporting FBI agents, battering rams, flashbang grenades, assault rifles, drones and more.

The attacks occurred in two cities where our Party has prominent bases: St. Petersburg, Florida and St. Louis, Missouri, the latter our recently established Party headquarters.

They were simultaneous, beginning at 5:00 AM in the Midwest and 6:00 AM on the east coast. The attacks happened at a time when the FBI assumed our leaders would have been in a vulnerable state. It was also an attempt to make it impossible for our leaders to connect with one another, to prepare for whatever was to come next.

…Read the full story

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Photo Highlights from the Hands Off Uhuru! Hands Off Africa! Tour

This fall, cities across the country, including Oakland, Portland, Philadelphia, Newark, New York, St. Petersburg, FL, Minneapolis and St. Louis have hosted Hands Off Uhuru! Hands Off Africa! events. Here are some photo highlights from a few of the tour stops.

Check our Events page for what’s coming up and check back here for more photos being added to this album! If you would like to host an event, contact info@handsoffuhuru.org!

Hands Off Uhuru - Fall 2022 Tour - Highlights

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