The Passing of Isaiah Montes

We are sharing the heartbreaking news that Isaiah Montes, a 19 year old Black Lives Matter activist that we posted bond for, passed away yesterday in a car accident. CCBF worked with Chicago SQUAD to raise money for and post Isaiah’s bond last November.

CCBF remembers Isaiah with love, respect, and admiration. He was at almost every BLM action in the last two years, and he was driven by a noticeable sense of urgency to get his community—and all of us—free.

His friends and fellow activists are calling for a candle light vigil to remember Isaiah today from 7:30-9pm at 115th and State. Some of us will be there to honor him. Rest in power, Isaiah.

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