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Reportback from NYE jail solidarity noise demo

Tonight a group of about 20 folks, mostly in black, gathered outside the Donald E. Long juvenile detention center at 1401 NE 68th Avenue in Portland. Several anarchist slogans were spray-painted on the outer walls, including "Jail the guards, burn the prisons" and circle-A.
Tonight a group of about 20 folks, mostly in black, gathered outside the Donald E. Long juvenile detention center at 1401 NE 68th Avenue in Portland. Several anarchist slogans were spray-painted on the outer walls, including "Jail the guards, burn the prisons" and circle-A.

We played an anti-cop hip-hop and punk mix really loudly over our super awesome janky-ass bumping dance chariot (aka mobile sound system).

Rupture which occurred included but was not necessarily limited to:
-Kids inside pounded on the windows, danced to the music, and flicked lights in cells on and off
-Graffiti on the outer walls
-Smoke bombs thrown over the walls
-Martinelli's bottle thrown over the wall (unfortunately neither the bottle nor the wall broke)
-Roman candles set off
-Traffic was somewhat impeded for a few minutes here and there
-Unexpected solidarity from local residents
-Spontaneous dance party on the train home after the demo

It should be noted that there was almost zero police interference.

Jail the guards! Burn the prisons!
xoxoxoxoxoxo PDX

speak up 01.Jan.2012 10:28

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On Sept. 13, 2010, Parkrose High School senior Kyeron Fair went to school. Within 24 hours he was incarcerated and in the middle of a nightmare so deep he couldn't eat, sleep or track what was going on around him. The 17-year-old had no prior arrest record.

 link to www.theskanner.com

more about Kyeron 01.Jan.2012 10:31

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Fair suffered mysterious internal injuries that seem to indicate he was hit with a blunt object, suffered a nervous breakdown, Tasered twice, and wound up comatose on anti-psychotic pills while shackled to a bed at OHSU with a spreading infection caused by a catheter staff left in too long.

 http://blogtown.portlandmercury.com/BlogtownPDX/archives/2011/06/03/kyron-vs-kyeron