Donate to help us free the 3 protesters who were arrested during today’s march.
[updated 8:30am 09/10/16]
Today marks the beginning of the national prison strike. Prisoners all over the country are going on strike and refusing to cooperate with the unjust prison system. They are demanding decent pay for work, decent food and living conditions, and an end to inhumane practices like solitary confinement.
In Atlanta, supporters marched through Midtown and disrupted several corporations which profit from prison slavery. Wendy’s, McDonalds, Aramark, and Starbucks all got a visit. When the march got to Starbucks, police made several violent arrests, using pepper spray and slamming people to the pavement. At one point, police even tried to run marchers over with a squad car.
We are working hard to make sure all the protesters get free as soon as possible, so everyone can continue doing the important work of supporting the ongoing prison strike. We can’t get them out without enough bail money though, so if you’re able to contribute, please follow the link below:
[update 8:30am 09/10/16] :
The three Atlanta protesters are at the Fulton County Jail. Each of them is facing multiple felony charges and no bond has been set. Given the nature and number of the charges, we are expecting their bonds to be set high. Please share the donation link with your friends and other supporters of the prison strike. If you were there during the arrests or would like to give support in any other way, please contact Atlanta Black Cross through the contact page on this site.