Biodevastation protesters need help

A friend writes from Philadelphia, scene of the recent anti-biotech protests (where, as we noted, a police officer died of a heart attack):

Please donate bail money!
A dozen or so protesters were arrested at the Biodevestation protests in Philadelphia this weekend. They are all still in jail, and need your help to get out. Only 3 people have been arraigned – it’s $960 for each one of them to get bailed out. There is at least 1 other person facing felonies – one from Quebec who is facing 2 counts of felony assault. Everyone else is facing misdemanors – disorderly conduct and misdemanor. Thier bails should be set over the next 12 hours, but we know we’ll need a lot of money to get them out. Every little bit helps, so please send money. You can Western Union it to Cynthia Pitt,Philadelphia. You can also paypal it to Or just bring it to the jail support vigil at 8th and Race Streets in Philadelphia.

>Essentially, there are interests in this city who will do anything they
>can to link biotech critics to the officer’s death, and they are trying
>to use the cases of the 5 people detained in that immediate area on
>Tuesday to do this. I’m especially concerned about the young man from
>Quebec, who is facing 2 felony charges (including alleged assault on a
>different cop with water, clearly a deadly weapon…). Three of the
>other 4 are also from out of town (mostly disorderly conduct charges).
>We may have to raise as much as $10,000 to bail everyone out this week.