Two cars with signs. One says free them all and the other says justice not jails
Two cars with signs. One says free them all and the other says justice not jails
Photo by @DaveScarnato

On April 27th, at 11 AM, I was in one of about 70 cars snaking their way out of the Giant parking lot at University Mall in Fairfax, Virginia. Signs on our cars read “Liberation not Deportation,” “Fund Public Health Not Incarceration,” “Detention + COVID19 = Death,” and #FreeThemAll. We flashed our hazard lights, honked our horns and followed each other as closely as we safely could across the city.

The action was planned by Sanctuary DMV, La ColectiVA, Northern Virginia Democratic Socialists of America, and Standing Up for Racial Justice Northern Virginia. We had gathered on that cold and windy morning to demand the immediate release of every single person in prison, jail, or a detention center in Virginia.

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Kathryn Johnson

Queer, non-binary anarchist. Rabble rouser. Former lobbyist.