Reportback from NYE jail solidarity noise demo

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From Portland Indymedia. Jan 1, 2012.

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.

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

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