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Activists to Protest Recent FBI Raids on Anti-War Members

CHICAGO -- Activists are gearing up for demonstrations against recent FBI raids on the homes of anti-war activists in Minneapolis and Chicago.

Maureen Murphy is a member of the Palestine Solidarity Group in Chicago. She and others met this afternoon in what they called an "emergency meeting" to plan demonstrations on Monday and Tuesday.

On Friday the FBI searched eight addresses in Minneapolis and Chicago. Warrants suggest agents were looking for links between anti-war activists and terrorist groups in Colombia and the Middle East.

But Murphy claims the federal government is trying to quiet activists.

An attorney for a Chicago anti-war activist whose home was searched says he believes a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision that rejected a free-speech challenge from humanitarian aid groups has opened the door to such raids.

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