Bassem Masri is one of the staunchest activists on the ground in Ferguson, MO during this trying time for our country. He has been our eyes and ears for what's really happening in the community. His courageous "citizen-journalism" has been getting more attention than the mainstream media outlets that have been portraying inaccurate and sensationalist images of events taking place.
According to protesters around him, he's been getting harassed by St. Louis police as a way to silence his powerful voice, has had his phone stolen from him as he was livestreaming Ferguson events to an audience of 90k viewers, and yesterday was held at gunpoint by undercover police and taken into custody for no clear reason.
The charge brought against him is for driving with a suspended license, though he was in the passenger seat of his friend's vehicle when he was apprehended.
We just received word that they are demanding an outrageous $15k cash-only bond to release him. If you care about the freedom and justice that these protests represent, then help us raise the funds to let him free.
I am the media relations specialist of the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee based in Washington, D.C., the largest Arab civil rights organization in the country. Money raised will be going towards Arab-American activist Bassem Masri's bond. ALL funds will be used in to assist in civil rights cases. We are working directly with Bassem's attorney in St. Louis to direct funds to his case.
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