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Brutality Protested

On October 10, 1994,  more than 25 protesters marched on the Oak Park Heights state prison in Minnesota The demonstrators entered the prison lobby and demanded to meet with warden Erik Skon, who declined. The march was organized by the Love & Rage Anarchist Federation of Minneapolis to protest the repression of Shannon Bowles. Bowles was placed in segregation after he reported the beating of prisoner Pablo Salazar by prison guards. Salazar was also in segregation as a result of the beating.

After thirty minutes of telling the protesters to leave the Washington county sheriff was summoned at which point the demonstrators left. None were arrested. The demonstrators carried placards calling for the release of Bowles, an end to brutality by guards and a shutdown of the prison control unit. 

Workers World, November 3, 1994.

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