No Cops at Pride: Drop ALL Charges against ReeAnna Segin

Image caption: Speaker for Black and Brown Workers Cooperative rallying a crowd holding signs reading “KRANSER DROP THE CHARGES” and “NO COPS AT PRIDE”. Flags line the background and the Philly Socialist banner sits at the center.

Photos by K. Daniel Bryan

On June 10th, during Philadelphia’s Pride parade, police arrested ReeAnna Segin for allegedly attempting to set fire to a Blue Lives Matter flag as a peaceful act of expressive protest. She was held overnight in a men’s prison until released on bail.

ReeAnna, a trans woman, was exercising her First Amendment rights and protesting the presence of the police at Pride. For this action, the Philadelphia DA’s office has charged her with two misdemeanor counts. These charges could potentially result in as many as seven years in jail.

District Attorney Larry Krasner was elected by Philadelphians pledging to wind down our city’s long history of mass incarceration. Now is the time to find out if this was just another of the empty promises we’re so used to hearing from elected officials.

Activists from several groups held a press conference at City Hall on Wednesday, June 20th at 10am to demand the District Attorney’s office drop ALL charges against ReeAnna, and to demand an end to police participation in Philly Pride.

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ReeAnna Segin raises a fist of solidarity, flanked by fellow protesters. A red socialist flag and a Philly-style Pride flag fly in the background.
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ReeAnna Segin speaking into microphones for the press conference
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A representative for Philly Socialists speaks. Protestors, signs, and the Philly Socialist banner stand in the background. Behind their head the Philly-style Pride flag, the Trans Pride flag, and a red socialist flag fly.
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Two representatives of Black and Brown Workers Cooperative speaking
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Two representatives of Black and Brown Workers Cooperative speaking. The shot is tighter to their faces.
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A tight shot of one of the representatives of Black and Brown Workers Cooperative speaking.
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Two representatives of Black and Brown Workers Cooperative speaking. In the background, we see ReeAnna Segin.
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A representative of Philly Socialists speaking. ReeAnna Segin is in the background.
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A tight shot of a representative of Philly Socialists speaking.

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