The Trib on the three alleged Nato Protest fire bombers….
As they poured gasoline into the beer bottles, Church discussed the upcoming NATO summit and the role the Molotov cocktails would play, according to court documents. At one point, Church asked if the others had ever seen a "cop on fire" and discussed throwing one of the bombs into the Deering District police station in Bridgeport, prosecutors said.
After the bombs were loaded into a nearby car, police raided the apartment and arrested nine people, prosecutors said. Six were later released, leaving Church, Chase and Betterly as the only people charged in the alleged plot.
But the National Lawyers Guild, which is representing the men, scoffed at accusations of bomb making and insisted the NATO protesters simply possessed beer-making equipment.
"Charging these people who are here to peacefully protest against NATO for terrorism, when in reality the police have been terrorizing activists in Chicago, is absolutely outrageous," said Sarah Gelsomino, a lawyer with the guild.