AN INTERNATIONAL day of solidarity has been called in support of Jock Palfreeman, an Australian activist who stood up to a gang of violent Nazis in Bulgaria.
The Anarchist Black Cross reports that the 23 year old witnessed 16 fascists chasing and attacking two young Roma boys in Sofia.
"Jock ran to the boys' aid, he did his best to keep the Nazis at bay by waving a knife at them but they attacked him.
"Jock was left with nowhere to run and had no choice but to defend himself. One of the Nazis was stabbed and killed and another was injured. The Roma boys ran away.
"Jock has since been tried and sentenced for murder and attempted murder. He has been sentenced to 20 years imprisonment and has been fined £220,000."Jock has its appeal on 21st of October- it is his only chance to walk free. We need to do everything we can in order to get him out of there.
"An international Day of Action for Jock on has been called on the 19th. If you can organise an event in your area please contact: anarchosolidarity(at)yahoo.com . It is also of vital importance to keep up the pressure with protest messages and smaller actions up till this time."
Adds freejock.net in Australia: "In support of Jock there will be an event held on Saturday 16 October 2010 Sydney, Circular Quay commencing from midday.
"More information will follow shortly, please keep this time free to come and show your support.There will be other events held throughout Europe, UK and the USA so please contact freejock(at)live.com.au for all these details.
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