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Never Stop Fighting
The FBI has known about him since his days as a cage-rattling Chicano activist in 1960s L.A. A onetime fugitive and sometime company man, Carlos Montes has kept on confronting the system the only way he knows how. Now the system is closing in
Montes (with beret and sunglasses) in an LAPD photo taken during the 1968 Roosevelt High School protest
a police photo of Montes after the East L.A. Walkouts
the Brown Berets’ paper, La Causa
Montes, flanked by Brown Beret leaders Fred Lopez, David Sánchez, and Ralph Ramírez, in 1968
a La Causa tribute after Montes went underground
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