(right: a photo of the demonstrators taken after the rally. Taken from the Prison Books Collective website)
North Carolina ALKQN leader and Greensboro city council candidate Jorge Cornell appeared on Channel 12 News speaking from the protest, which one participant said drew 60 people despite heavy rain. According to a post on Greensboro Indymedia, about 25 of the participants were part of the ALKQN, and they were joined by anarchists and anti-prison activists from throughout the state.
Anarchists have staged a number of anti-prison solidarity demonstrations throughout the state in the last year in connection to a prisoners' hunger strike in California — which was recently restarted — and in solidarity with some of the North Carolina actions as well. The "noise demo" in Greensboro happened July 24, and approximately 40 people attended.
The protest at the Department of Corrections comes a week before the second annual Carrboro Anarchist Bookfair.