MINNEAPOLIS — Thirty people took part in an Oct. 1 meeting here to demand, “Hands off the Uhuru Movement: Stop FBI attacks on the African People’s Socialist Party groups, African People’s Solidarity Committee, and Uhuru Solidarity Movement.” The meeting was organized by Uhuru to oppose the predawn raids by the FBI on the offices and homes of leaders and members of the African People’s Socialist Party and Uhuru on July 29 in St. Petersburg, Florida, and St. Louis, on the pretext that the groups are unregistered foreign agents of Moscow.
African People’s Socialist Party Chairman Omali Yeshitela, above center, described how armed FBI agents backed by local cops used battering rams to break down the doors and threw flashbang grenades. Brandishing automatic weapons, they handcuffed those there at gunpoint, while agents seized laptops, financial records, office equipment and files.
Gabrielle Prosser, Socialist Workers Party candidate for Minnesota governor, participated in the meeting with a campaign statement against the raid.
“The Socialist Workers Party campaign condemns the violent, armed raids by the FBI on the African People’s Socialist Party and Uhuru,” the statement said. “The use of the political police by the ruling class and their government — this time by the Democratic Party Biden administration — is a deadly threat to the democratic rights of the working class. We must all act on the labor motto, ‘An injury to one is an injury to all!’”