ON April 23, local musician and activist Josh Taft was arrested for protesting against the KKK at a white supremacist rally in Stone Mountain, Georgia. Charged with Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon while seated peacefully on a park bench, the Stone Mountain Police Department stated that Taft threw smoke bombs/fireworks at the police with intention to harm them.
While Taft resiliently stood at the front lines of the protest, shot by rubber bullets, he never harmed another human being in the process. Even when punched in the face by a fellow protestor while Taft attempted to put out a fire started by a protestor, he remained peaceful.
The Generation Pill bassist was bonded out of jail but has a long legal battle ahead of him. All funds from Wednesday’s concert will go directly to his legal expenses.
The Freedom Fighter show features performances from Culture Vulture, Xuluprophet, FAMLe, and Taft’s own The Hippie and the Punk. Local dance/flow group The Stardust Pixxies will appear, as well.
Wednesday, June 1, 7:30 p.m., $8 via Eventbrite.com, $10 at the door, all-ages