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January 3

Fort Lauderdale, FL: Report Back from NYE Noise Demo

Report back from New Year’s Eve noise demonstration in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Food Not Bombs Ft. Lauderdale, Black Lives Matter Broward Alliance, Food Not Bombs Lake Worth, along with other supported groups did a solidarity noise demo action in front of the Broward county jail on New Year’s Eve.

Comrades gathered in front of the county jail building and made loud noises to show that we are in solidarity with those who are incarcerated. We could clearly see the disparity as the rich and wealthy were on one side driving fancy cars, getting drunk in pubs while poor and the oppressed were held in dark cells in jail (not far from the where the celebration was going on), isolated from the mainstream society.

The prisoners raised there fists, waved and some even banged on their window to show appreciation and solidarity. Broward Sheriff/s office was already aware of the event through social media so they had gathered their force around the same time comrades had gathered (they had even sent out a message on Facebook that they would like to talk to organizers before the action). People winded up the action around 1AM with playing the song, “Fuck the police,” through the megaphones.

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