ACLU Represents Activist Kwame Rose at Trial Over Arrest During Peaceful Political Protest

March 8, 2016

Contacts: Meredith Curtis, ACLU, media@aclu-md.org, 443-310-9946

BALTIMORE, MD - At 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, March 8, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) will appear in court on behalf of activist Kwame Rose, who is facing criminal charges related to a peaceful political protest following the announcement of a mistrial in the case of Baltimore Police Officer William Porter in the death of Freddie Gray. Noted Baltimore attorney Kenneth Ravenell will be representing Mr. Rose, acting as a cooperating counsel for the ACLU.  Mr. Rose faces four charges, including disturbing the peace and failure to obey a lawful order (both related to use of a bullhorn), and obstructing the sidewalk and traffic.

WHAT:  District court hearing related to criminal charges filed against activist Kwame Rose, who had been engaged in peaceful political protest.

WHO:  Kenneth Ravenell of Ravenell Law, David Rocah, ACLU senior staff attorney, and Kwame Rose, activist.

WHEN: Tuesday, March 8, 2016 at 8:30 a.m.   

WHERE: District Court of Maryland, 700 E. Patapsco Ave., Baltimore, MD 21225.

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