[Ppnews] Solidarity Fast Ends Successfully – Confronts Jerry Brown.

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*Solidarity Fast Ends Successfully – Confronts Jerry Brown.*

September 8, 2013 at 7:35 pm.

Posted by LaborSolidarityCommittee 

*Adopted from an email report by one of the Prisoner Hunger Strike 
Solidarity team members*:
Congratulations to our two intrepid hunger strike solidarity peeps who 
successfully completed their 60 hour fast at 11:59:59 Saturday night 9/7 
in support of the prisoners’ 60 day hunger strike and their 5 core 
demands. The fast took place outside of Gov. Jerry Brown’s condo on 
Telegraph Ave. at 27th St. in uptown Oakland./
I was present late afternoon Saturday when Jerry Brown arrived. One 
supporter, a lawyer, was in the lobby of the building when Brown entered 
unexpectedly through the rear entrance. She rode the elevator with him 
up to his 3rd floor condo and had a very “polite” conversation with him./
After she alerted us to his presence, 4 of us gathered under his window 
along 27th St. with a bullhorn and a sign reading, “End Long-Term 
Solitary Confinement.” There’s no doubt that Brown heard us through the 
bullhorn. One of our fasters – formerly incarcerated in the SHU – spoke 
forcefully and with heartfelt passion, stating the 5 core demands and 
demanding Brown’s compliance with them./
One resident called out from her window that we were causing a 
disturbance and threatened to call the police. Our other faster 
responded through the bullhorn to the resident’s concern directly and 
respectfully: “Gov. Jerry Brown is a political leader and the people 
have the right to demand redress of their grievances. The condo 
residents should expect more such disturbances. If the residents of the 
condo are annoyed by these disturbances, they should consider organizing 
to remove Brown from the condo. We’ll stop speaking for now, but please 
come down and visit us at our table and talk to us.”/
And visit us they did! In the course of the remainder of the afternoon 
and evening, 5 neighbors dropped by the table, and all were supportive 
of our effort./
Later in the day we spotted Brown’s Secret Service black Suburban 
exiting the rear of the building. Two of us ran out onto 27th St. hoping 
to get a photo of handing Brown a copy of the prisoners’ statement on 
suspending the hunger strike as they approached the intersection, but 
they ran the light and got away./

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