Critical Resistance: Beyond the Prison Industrial Complex

Art & Revolution and the Prison Activist Resource Center (PARC) co-sponsored a March to protest the expansion of the prison-industrial-complex into downtown Berkeley. One of two marches held during the Critical Resistance conference at UC Berkeley the weekend of September 25-27, a crowd of 300-500 gathered Sunday in Sproul Plaza with large puppets, such as this one of Mumia Abu Jamal. The march made its way through the streets of Berkeley to the site of the new jail/police station being built at MLK & Addison Streets. People attacked the construction fence with paint and hurled their bodies against it. They had just managed to smash through part of the fence when Police arrived. No one was arrested.

Saturdays March to End the Drug War, was kicked off with a speak-but..T-he crowd then marched with a giant banner from Telegraph and Haste up to the conference site.