Antiwar Activists Demonstrate Against FBI Antiterror Raids


About 350 anti-war activists, clergy members, and trade union members demonstrated yesterday outside the FBI’s Chicago headquarters and condemned federal authorities for their raids last week of the homes of activists in Chicago and Minneapolis, reports the Chicago Tribune. The homes of several activists were searched in the two cities in an investigation into possible domestic links with alleged terrorist organizations.

Subpoenas issued to other activists sought records detailing their travel to countries in the Middle East and South America, as well as records of donations to groups on the State Department’s list of terrorist organizations. An FBI spokesman wouldn’t discuss details of the case but noted that judges reviewed the warrants and found probable cause.

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