HOUSTON – During protests sparked by George Floyd’s death, hundreds of protesters were arrested in Houston. Demonstrators were taken into custody and charged.
Now, there is a local push to have the charges against peaceful protesters dropped, which is something that has already happened in other big cities.
Houston rapper Trae Tha Truth said he wants to help dozens of peaceful protestors arrested and charged last week.
He’s now got the help of several Houston area attorneys who say many of the demonstrators were students and college graduates who had their own rights violated and they should not be facing charges in the first place.
Trae Tha Truth posted a video on Instagram, “I’ve been getting calls that a lot of the protesters were locked up.”
He said he is now working to get charges dropped against dozens of demonstrators who were arrested last week. Houston Attorney Monique Sparks and several others have now joined the cause.
She said if Dallas can drop hundreds of cases against peaceful protesters, so can Houston.
“We’re calling for Houston to show up and show who we really are – we say Houston Strong, it’s time to make this right,” Monique Sparks said.