Taking the Streets after the Fight Toxic Prisons Convergence
On June 13th, 2016 over 50 activists with the Campaign to Fight Toxic Prisons took to the streets of D.C. to demand the Bureau of Prisons halt it’s plans to build two new Toxic prisons in Letcher County, Kentucky and Thomson, Illinois.
The below photos chronicle our march, starting with the early morning shut down of the intersection in front of the Bureau of Prisons (blocking entrance to their parking garage too!), and then the march to, and shut down of the intersection in front of the Dept. of Justice and FBI headquarters (which sit across the street from each other). These actions were also taken in solidarity with imprisoned Black, Brown, and indigenous liberation fighters, as well as June 11th eco-prisoners! (Read more on the DC Action and Convergence Here!)
Participants hope this small, but disruptive public action will inspire others to get out in the streets for future June 11 solidarity actions as well as build momentum to stop the BOP’s plans for two new prisons in Letcher County, KY and Thomson, IL; and build momentum for the national prisoners strike on September 9. Onwards!