Eritha ‘Akile’ Cainion, who ran for mayor and is now the leader of the St. Pete Uhuru group, led the press conference. Cainion defended Russia, saying the U.S. and other “world Colonial powers have been collaborating against Russia for well into the early 1900s.”
“The history of the African People’s Socialist Party is to unite with any forces that unite with the anti-colonial struggle. and we feel that is a just struggle. What this is a propaganda campaign against Russia. We can have relationships with whoever we want,” Cainion said.
She did not confirm or deny any of the charges within the indictment.
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