Quad City Hemp Coalition
Post Office Box 3592
Rock Island, IL 61201

Chris Rice
1614 15th St.
Rock Island, IL 61201
(309) 794-9107

July 16, 1996

Press Release:

The Quad City Hemp Coalition announces that I will be holding a press conference Monday July 22, 1996 10:00 A.M. on the South lawn of the Scott County Court House, 416 West 4th St., Davenport, IA.

The purpose of this conference is to update the press on events that occured at the Hemp Festival held at Credit Island, Davenport, IA on May 18th 1996, where I was accused of breaking a police officer's leg and police maced, then beat those in attendance.  The charge against me of breaking the officer's leg has been dropped, thereby negating the excuses used the police to mace and beat people.  In addition, I will announce a demonstration against the war on drugs, to be held Saturday July 27, 1996. We will be joined by the UNITING SPIRITS, a group of like minded individuals marching across America for PEACE, FREEDOM, and an end to THE DRUG WAR!  Their march ends at THE FESTIVAL OF LIFE, being held during the Democratic National Convention in Chicago.

For more information, feel free to contact me at my home, phone (309) 794-9107.


Chris Rice

enlosures: Flyers written by Chris Rice