For immediate release 1/6/17
Conect: Ali Issa, Organizer, War Resisters League
ali [at] warresisters.org ()
Activists Call on DOJ to End Widespread Teargas Torture in US Prisons before Trump Inauguration
New testimony from 21 states - backed by a petition signed by 13,000 - reveals the breadth of arms industry reach inside U.S. prisons & jails.
WHO: Representatives of War Resisters League, Witness Against Torture, Black Movement Law Project, among other groups
WHEN: Monday, January 9th, 1:30pm
WHERE: Department of Justice, 950 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
WHAT: Members of advocacy organizations against torture as well as police and prison violence will hold a press conference on the steps of the Department of Justice, and deliver a petition of over 13,000 signatures.
MORE INFORMATION: https://www.warresisters.org/facing-tear-gas-prison
VISUALS/DETAILS: Testimony of people who have experienced chemical weapons on the inside, along with additional information about the national and global scope of teargas and work against it, and a visual delivery of 13K signatures, during the press conference--these individuals will be available for interview on-site.
EVENT HASHTAG: #BanTheGas