Infoshop News Aug 8, 2010
Running Down the Walls 2010
Yesterday at 1:30pm, supporters of political prisoners released balloons into the sky over the US Penitentiary in Tucson. In solidarity and support of political prisoners everywhere, and in particular Jaan Laaman, who is incarcerated there. Shouts were heard from inside the walls as prisoners ran and saw the balloons in the air.
This action was followed by the national Anarchist Black Cross Federation's Running Down the Walls. This 5k run/bike/walk event occurred across the country in city parks and streets, as well as inside the country's prison system.
At 7pm, runners in Tucson pounded the pavement in support of those behind the walls. This year the run was dedicated to the memory of Lolita Lebron, Marilyn Buck and Jonathan Jackson.
For more info on how to get involved in supporting political prisoners and prisoners of war in the US, please see http://www.abcf.net/la/index.htm