On October 14, four individuals – one at the State Building in Los Angeles and three in front of CDCR Headquarters in Sacramento – conducted non-violent civil disobedience protests in support of the prisoners hunger strike. They called for the prisoners’ demands to be met, and an end to retaliation against prisoners who were still on hunger strike or who had taken part in the hunger strike.
All were arrested. The three in Sacramento were arrested on 5 charges each. We oppose the prosecution of protesters engaging in non-violent civil disobedience, especially while the CDCR is allowed to retaliate against non-violent hunger strikers and continue to hold prisoners in conditions of isolation and solitary confinement amounting to torture.
Prisoner Hunger Strike Solidarity supports people who stand with the prisoners and non-violently protest to support them. We demand that any legal action against these individuals be dropped immediately.