Talib Kweli's Ferguson Defense Fund To Distribute Over $100,000 To Local Protestors

February 17, 2015 4:27 PM

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Talib Kweli's Ferguson Defense Fund To Distribute Over $100,000 To Local Protestors

In October, Kweli, alongside his Action Support Committee, helped launch the Ferguson Defense Fund via crowdfunding site Indiegogo in an effort to raise money for the livelihood and legal funds of peaceful protestors. To date, the campaign has exceeded its initial goal of $25,000 and raised just over $112,000 in funding. Last Friday the group announced plans to distribute the raised funds through grant money to local community groups in the city.

"These are young men and women who have put their lives on hold to stand up for all of our freedoms," Kweli said in a statement. "The overly militarized police force in Ferguson has attempted to criminalize them by harassing and throwing them in jail for exercising their right to peaceful protest. W...

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