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CAIR-Florida Applauds Hillsborough State Attorney’s Decision to Decline Prosecuting 67 Peaceful Protesters

(MIAMI, FL, 6/16/2020) – The Florida chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Florida), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today welcomed Hillsborough State Attorney Andrew Warren’s decision to not prosecute 67 peaceful protesters that were arrested on June 2, 2020.

The Office of the State Attorney for the 13th Judicial Circuit issued a press release announcing the State Attorney Andrew Warren’s commendable decision and quoting him stating, “I want to make one thing clear: while we have no intention of prosecuting anyone who is peacefully protesting, we will not tolerate people looking to exploit this moment,” State Attorney Warren said. “There is no place for violence or destruction that puts the safety of our citizens – including our law enforcement officers – at risk.”

CAIR-Florida Communications Director Wilfredo Amr Ruiz stated:

“CAIR-Florida commends State Attorney Warren’s decision as it helps to promote an environment that guarantees our citizens’ exercise of their First Amendment rights to address the timely and needed discussions on racism and police brutality. Warren’s decision should be emulated by many other jurisdictions where peaceful protestors have also been arrested.”

See: State Attorney’s Office Declines to Prosecute 67 Protestors Arrested on June 2nd

CAIR-Florida is the State’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.

La misión de CAIR-Florida es proteger las libertades civiles, mejorar la comprensión del Islam, promover la justicia, y empoderar a los musulmanes en los Estados Unidos.

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CONTACT: WILFREDO AMR RUIZ, Esq.

Communications Director

9000 NW 44th Street, Suite #200

Sunrise, FL 33351

T: 954.272.0490 ext. 130 F: 954.272.0491 C: 305.502.6749

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