Demonstrators are planing a noisy protest outside the King County Youth Services Center at 12th and Alder Wednesday at 8 p.m. Attendees are encouraged to bring “anything to make noise” to the demonstration as part of a national day of prison protests.
More details and reasons for the protest from the Occupy Seattle Calendar:
There will be a noise demonstration held at the King County Juvenile Detention Center in the Central District (Seattle) at 8PM.
This is organized to respond to the California prisoners call for solidarity with prisoners which was endorsed by Occupy Oakland. Occupy Oakland will be going out to the San Quentin Prison. Other cities including LA, Baltimore, Chicago and others will be joining in on the call as well.
Things to bring:
anything to make noise! (so the youth can hear us)
banners, flags, signs, fliers, etc.
This noise demonstration will be to express solidarity with all political and social prisoners as well as the youth imprisoned at King County Juvi to break the isolation that is both a requirement and a function of prisons.
We want the youth to know that they are not alone that there are those of us in the outer walls who are saying fuck prisons, down with every prison wall.
This prison society we live in, with every one of its laws, courts, cops, prisons and networks of surveillance, has made it very clear that the ‘life’ we’re supposed to accept is nothing more than a life sentence in an open air prison and upon violation a ‘life’ of extreme alienation, isolation, and degradation. Those prisoners who resist inside recognize this as they continue to refuse the meek existence that the state and capital tries to impose on them.
Prison has a long history within capitalism and governments, as being one of the most archaic forms of prolonged torture and punishment. It has been used to kill some slowly and torture those “undesirables” to the reigning social order – who have do not fit within the predetermined mold of civil society.
More information: occupy4prisoners.org