Saturday, May 29, 2004

Boston activist Joe Previtera was arrested Wednesday and is now facing felony charges for a silent, non-violent protest outside an army recruiting station, which lasted about a half an hour. Previtera's charges include misdemeanor disturbing the peace and felony making a false bomb threat and using a hoax device. Previtera stood still atop a crate for the duration of the demonstration dressed in a black hood and shawl and had a piece of wire attached to his fingers. His intention was to remind people of the military abuse, of Iraqi detainees, at the Abu Ghraib prison. Although the District Attorney requested a $10,000 bail, Previtera was released on personal recognizance.