UPDATE: InPDUM President Diop Olugbala HAS BEEN FREED from the Pinellas County Jail. HE HAS BEEN CHARGED WITH OBSTRUCTION. Watch for updates.
THE UHURU SOLIDARITY MOVEMENT IS CIRCULATING THE FOLLOWING EMERGENCY CALL TO ACTION FROM THE INTERNATIONAL PEOPLE’S DEMOCRATIC UHURU MOVEMENT. SHARE WIDELY!!!
Comrades, President of the International People’s Democratic Uhuru Movement has been arrested in St. Petersburg, Florida at approximately 4:45pm today. What we know from witnesses is that Diop turned the corner of 13th Street and 15th Avenue South riding a bicycle. He was stopped by one white woman cop, Jenna Price and interrogated. She said he was being detained but would not say why.
Others members of the Uhuru Movement came to the scene which is 3 blocks from the Uhuru House. When other members demanded to know what he was being detained for, the cops refused to answer.
The cops arrogantly told Diop to come over to the car. When Diop told the cops to come to him. The came up and grabbed him. pushed him up against the car and arrested him for no apparent reason. Further contact with the police department has revealed that they are saying the charge is “obstruction”.
This is an urgent alert to free Diop Olugbala, slave name Wali Rahman. We need people to immediately call the St. Petersburg police department demanding the immediate release of Wali Rahman. The number is (727)893-7780
. Police chief is Chuck Harmon.
Please send us an email after your call is made and let us know what they said. We also want everyone to put the alert on their facebook pages.