charged with two felonies: "false report of location of explosives" and a "hoax device."
All 11 protesters were charged with disturbing the peace and bail was set at $40. Fuller-Googins posted bail and returned to the courthouse the following morning. Previtera decided not to post bail and spend the night in a jail cell. "I made my decision not to post bail to be in solidarity with the poor," he said. "Those who cannot afford to post bail should be able to protest, too."
Previtera spent the night sleeping on bed made of metal and concrete. "It was cold, and I was hungry because they didn't have any vegetarian options." The protesters who opted not to post bail were all put in separate single cells. This separation from the others, Previtera said, made the night more difficult. "The hardest part of the night was losing track of time," he said.
"I spent a lot of time thinking and praying," said Previtera. "There are many small things I took away from the night." He plans on spending the next year in Palestine working with the International Solidarity Movement, and felt the night was good preparation in patience.
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