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American destroys passport, police say he's now a free man!

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Uploaded on Jun 20, 2009

JUNE 20, 2009, DELHI -

for Mr. Kanebel's writings and more, see http://www.freeofstate.org

YESTERDAY IN DELHI, FORMER U.S.A. RESIDENT, JEFF KNAEBEL RENOUNCED HIS CITIZENSHIP AT THE MAHATMA GANDHI NATIONAL MONUMENT IN A DEMONSTRATION OF NON-VIOLENT RESISTANCE.

SHREDDING HIS U.S. PASSPORT AND PLACING THE PIECES UPON THE MONUMENT, KNAEBEL DECLARED HIS INDEPENDENCE FROM NOT ONLY THE AMERICAN GOVERNMENT, BUT ALL GOVERNMENTS, RENOUNCING HIS BIRTH CERTIFICATE AS WELL, STATING THAT CITIZENSHIP MUST EITHER BE VOLUNTARY, OR BE CONSIDERED FORCED SLAVERY.

WITHIN MINUTES, GUARDS ATTEMPTED TO PERSUADE HIM TO LEAVE THE CENTRAL PORTION OF THE MONUMENT, BUT HIS REFUSAL FORCED THEM TO PHYSICALLY CARRY HIM TO THE OUTER WALKWAY, WHERE THEY ALLOWED HIM TO CONTINUE DELIVERING HIS DECLARATION. LOCAL POLICE ESCORTED KNAEBEL TO THE STREET, WHERE THEY SPOKE TO HIM FOR ABOUT A HALF HOUR. THEY SEEMED SYMPATHETIC, AND REFUSED TO ARREST THE MAN, DIRECTING HIM TO TURN HIMSELF IN AT THE LOCAL SUBSTATION, WHERE HE WAS ALSO REFUSED ARREST.

THIS MORNING, KNAEBEL ENTERED THE POLICE STATION AGAIN, INFORMING THE SUB-INSPECTOR THAT HE HAD BEEN PROMISED BY A SUPERIOR THAT HE WAS, QUOTE, A FREE MAN, ABLE TO MOVE ABOUT INDIA WITHOUT PAPERS, UNQUOTE, AND REQUESTED A LETTER STATING AS MUCH. THE SUB-INSPECTOR, IN DISAGREEMENT WITH THE ACTION, STATED THAT ALTHOUGH THIS WAS NOW TRUE, THEY WOULD NOT PUT IT IN WRITING, AND THAT THE MATTER WAS OF NO CONCERN TO THE POLICE, STATING THAT IF THE MAN NEEDED HELP, ALL HE SHOULD DO IS DIAL THEIR PHONE NUMBER, AND THEY WOULD BE THERE.

KNAEBEL THENPROCEEDED TO A LOCAL TELEVISION STATION WITH HIS STORY, WHERE THEY INTERVIEWED HIM FOR THE EVENING NEWS.

JEFF KNAEBEL IS NOW OFFICIALLY A NON-CITIZEN, WITHOUT DOCUMENTATION, SPREADING HIS MESSAGE OF A STATELESS SOCIETY. (http://freeofstate.org)

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