By JG Vibes
May 18, 2013
Just moments ago I received word from a friend at the protest that police have disrupted the gathering and have arrested a number of activists, including Adam Kokesh and organizer N.A Poe.
Mark Passio, host of the “What on Earth is Happening” podcast and primary organizer of the “Free Your Mind Conference” was also handcuffed and temporarily detained by police, simply for passing out informational flyers to those who were interested, he was not in possession of any drugs, nor was he involved in the civil disobedience aspect of this event. Yet he was still given a citation for handing out flyer’s in a public area.
N.A Poe is the organizer of the event, and Adam Kokesh has become a regular speaker and promoter, each of them lighting up with hundreds of other freedom seekers each month. Every time so far there has been no police interference, but after getting national attention for their efforts on April 20th, they must have embarrassed the local government and police, resulting in this show of force today.
Below is a video from the most successful smokedown, which took place last month:
In this video host and organizer N.A Poe is violently kidnapped by men in costumes:
In this video Adam Kokesh is violently kidnapped by men in costumes:
N.A Poe hosts a regular show called “The Panic Hour” and is a very active freedom fighter in the Philadelphia area.
Adam Kokesh has recently stirred up some controversy with the armed march on Washington DC that he is planning for the 4th of July. In that protest he is risking up to 5 years in prison, and if this is any indication it looks like he is willing to put his money where his mouth is so to speak.
At today’s smokedown there were signs posted all around the perimeter, basically threatening anyone who had drugs on them with violence and kidnap. Despite these threats, mass civil disobedience took place. We will be posting more details on this situation and the other arrests as more details become available.
The following post was made Nathan Cox on facebook:
LISTEN UP FOLKS, Adam Kokesh friends, family and supporters.
Adam Kokesh of AdamVsTheMan has been taken captive NOT by the Philly Police but by Federal PARK POLICE. I just spoke with a woman in the Park Police (215-597-7077) who spoke with her supervisor for me.
Her supervisor said that the Park Police have taken him to 401 NORTH 21st Street which is the 9th District. They do NOT have Positive ID on him right now and if they can’t get positive ID within the next 30-45 minutes they will be taking him to a near by FEDERAL DETENTION Center.
I was told that if people go to that location they MIGHT be able to help get him out (possibly by ID’ing him.. IDK)
So the 9th District’s # is: 215-686-3090
If you are on the ground up there you need to SURROUND that building IMMEDIATELY.
MELT the phone lines.
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