Malcolm London; a friend to many and more importantly the voice of many, was apprehended late last night, charged and framed to be a troublemaker. But to many who know him this was outrageously hard to believe, partially because it’s simply non conceivable they say. Testimonies rang out early this morning from his friends, family, and followers/supporters that this was not any doing of the Malcolm they know. The hashtagg #freeMalcolmLondon began trending nationwide, a Gofundme to raise money for his bail was started and an outcry for one man had begun.
He was charged with aggravated battery of a police officer and immediately witnesses and fellow activist began an outcry telling what actually happened, in what appears to be a very poorly staged framing of the young man.
Witnesses say a smoke bomb was thrown by Caucasian individuals in masks half covering their faces while a small group of which Malcolm was a part of looked on, he was then grabbed by the police causing a small scuffle where his fellow activist attempted to retrieve him from custody.
Some of the female activist we’re allegedly assaulted, and he was then taken away in an unmarked squad car. Mainstream media outlets immediately began running the narrative of the “troublemaker” being arrested and attempting to defame his character.
Now initially this article was to shed light on his arrest and the facts surrounding it, as to point out inconsistencies in the alleged charges as well as provide video footage and pictures of the incident.
But this afternoon a small victory was won for the people of BYP; Black Youth Project, of which Malcolm is apart of, as well as the protesters and supporters who have been diligently making an uproar about this situation.
Malcolm was released this afternoon and all charges have been dropped
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