On May 5th, a jury wrongfully found Occupy Wall Street activist Cecily McMillan guilty of felony assault of a police officer. On the evening of March 17th, 2012 police officer Grantley Bovell grabbed her breast from behind as she was complying with orders to clear Zucotti Park. One of her elbows allegedly hit him in the face as a knee-jerk reaction, and for that Cecily is now facing 2 to 7 years in prison.
Her sentencing date is May 19th, and there will be an awareness-raising ride after her sentencing that evening as well.
We will be rallying at Union Square to show our support for Cecily and our belief that she should be set free. Cecily was given an unfair trial by our criminal justice system. We are also rallying for all survivors of police brutality and victims of mass incarceration, because Cecily is far from being the only one.
For more information on the case go to www.justiceforcecily.com.