Why Peace Activist Mick Kelly Thinks The FBI Targeted Him

Mick Kelly, peace activist

Guns drawn, FBI agents kicked in the door on Mick Kelly’s apartment early this morning while he was at work. That’s the description Kelly got from his neighbors when he arrived back at his apartment while it was being ransacked by about a dozen FBI agents. The UpTake’s Jacob Wheeler talked with Kelly about why he thinks his peace activist work makes him a target of the FBI.

The raid was part of a sting against peace activists suspected of connections to terrorism. On September 24 the FBI raided six homes in Minneapolis-St. Paul and elsewhere in the country. This interview happened at the Hard Times Cafe in the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood while the FBI searched Kelly’s apartment above the cafe.

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