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FBI Raids Political Activists in Northwestern U.S.

HeadlineJul 30, 2012

The FBI is being accused of targeting political activists in the northwestern United States. At least three homes have been raided in Portland, and grand jury subpoenas have also been handed out in Seattle and Olympia against people linked to Occupy and anarchist-related groups. A spokesperson for a group calling itself the “Committee Against Political Repression” said people are being targeted for their ideological beliefs.

Tabatha Millican: “People are being targeted based on their political beliefs. And we know this because specifically in the search warrant they’re listing anarchist literature, black clothes and computers.”

No arrests have been made so far. The FBI has said only the raids were conducted as part of an investigation of violent crime. The grand jury in Seattle is expected to convene later this week.

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