Update: Capitol Occupation

Hi everybody.

We know that many people are checking the blog to glean information on the status of our currently imprisoned fellow students.

According to a reliable source on the inside, our friends are being treated with respect, keeping their spirits high, and will hopefully be released this morning.

Once they’re out, there will be a fleet of vehicles waiting to give them whatever food they need and secure their transportation home. Thanks to  donations, we’re able to cover the cost of travel for them.

If you can, please call the jail (916. 874.6752 then 1-3-1-0 to speak to a human) and tell them that you are calling to confirm that the political prisoners are being treated with respect, being offered meals to accomadate their needs (some of them have allergies to dairy as well as gluten) and that they are released tonight. The idea is that they get frustrated with the critical mass of callers and release them. It has been suggested that you use a land line as not to be “tapped” although it hasn’t been confirmed that calls are being traced.

An affiliated group is posting updates on their twitter.

More to follow.

Thanks for your continued support. Today was an important step in this continuous struggle. Stay strong and keep fighting!


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One Response to Update: Capitol Occupation

  1. David Russitano says:

    You guys are the best. Let me know when I can come take action with you guys in Santa Cruz!

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