Protests are planned near the ATC on May 1

This one’s been making the rounds:

MEET AT THE POLICE HQ ON CHAPEL HILL RD. AT 5PM FOR A SHORT RALLY AND THEN MARCH TO THE JAIL ON S. MANGUM IN SOLIDARITY WITH THE ONGOING DEMONSTRATIONS TO END THE PRISONER LOCK-BACK.

I think they mean West Chapel Hill Street, not Chapel Hill Road. A common mistake, of course, given how many roads in Durham are named after Chapel Hill.

I’m not sure what to expect from this particular group, which goes by the name “Durham Solidarity Center.” Some of their FB comments state that this isn’t to be a destructive protest:

We are coding this action as a “yellow” action, meaning there may be some civil disobedience taking place that WILL NOT involve destruction of property. In line with our principles of unity, we ask that anyone wishing to express their solidarity with Baltimore using different tactics of direct action to choose a different TIME or PLACE.

There have been some social media interactions between this group, the UNC Anarchists, and prisonbooks.info in the past, and protests publicised by those other groups have sometimes resulted in property damage. Anarchists, as you may know, aren’t the best at following rules, so it’s hard to guess whether they’ll respect a request to avoid destroying things if they show up.

As of the time of this post there are 443 people who have confirmed attendence at the FB event, so this could be pretty big.

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