She Defended Us; We’re Defending Her

August 3, 2020: Black Lives Matter protest in Colorado Springs, Co.

If you turned on the news at any point over the last five months then we don’t have to tell you that protesting police brutality & racism is a dangerous thing to do in America circa 2020. Over the summer there were 104 separate car attacks against Black Lives Matter protests. At least five people have been killed while attending a BLM protest.

It should then come as no surprise that those fighting for racial justice by in the streets take threats they receive very seriously. So when people made threats to shoot up and drive cars through a Black Lives Matter protest in Colorado Springs, Co. in August, some BLM protestors came armed.

Happily and like 97.7% of BLM protests, there was no injuries reported, no arrests made, and not really any trouble to speak of, as the livestream from the event attests to.

So you can imagine Sherrie’s surprise a month later when, after attending the protest and making sure everyone was safe, she was sitting at home with her three kids only to have a SWAT team storm her home, hold her children at gunpoint, and take her away in handcuffs, charging her with “riot” and weapons offences that she is plainly innocent of.

Now in addition to raising her family and after defending BLM activists from terrorist threats against them, Sherrie needs to raise thousands of dollars to hire a good legal team to defend her in court. The International Anti-Fascist Defence Fund was able to help her with that, but only because of the people who have contributed to the Defence Fund so it’s ready to help people like Sherrie. Please become one of those people by making a contribution today!