The trial of the four Embassy Protectors, Kevin Zeese, Margaret Flowers, Adrienne Pine, and David Paul, is fast approaching. The Trump administration’s Department of Justice is pushing to limit what the jury can be told about the action to protect the Venezuelan Embassy last spring so they will not be aware of key facts.
Show up to support the Embassy Protectors as they face the Trump government’s efforts to silence and punish them. This is the time to show they are not alone as they could be sentenced for up to a year in prison and a $100,000 fine each.
February 11 Trial – The trial begins on this day and may last several days. The trial starts at 9:00 am at the Prettyman Courthouse, 333 Constitution Ave., NW, Washington, DC, room 22-A, Judge Beryl Howell.
Please follow these guidelines for proper courtroom procedure:
- As supporters, you will be viewed by the court as being connected to the four Embassy Protectors on trial. Your behavior reflects on them and the judge’s treatment of them.
- Arrive early to give yourself time to get through security. There is a cafeteria on the first floor if you need somewhere to wait before the trial.
- Sit on the left side of the courtroom as you enter.
- Turn off your cellphones in the courtroom. No talking and no reading in the courtroom. You can enter and exit as you need to.
- DO NOT try to communicate with any of the jury members in any way. If the judge believes that the jurors have been communicated with or threatened in ANY WAY, she has the discretion to choose an anonymous jury, which will be detrimental for our Embassy Protectors.
- You can take the metro to the courthouse – for the Red line, exit at Judicary Square station and for the Yellow and Green lines, exit at the Archives – Navy Memorial – Penn Quarter station.
- The courthouse is walking distance from Union Station (or take the Red line).
- There is public parking near the courthouse.