Second Uprising in Two Months at St. Louis Jail

Abolition Media Worldwide

Prison rebels broke windows, set a fire and threw chairs and other items out of a third-floor window during the second significant uprising in two months at a downtown St. Louis jail.

Third-floor windows were destroyed; black charring from the fires lined the areas around the building.

During the uprising, up to 75 comrades on the ground shouted support for the prison rebels. The same jail was the site of a similar uprising on Feb. 6. Two smaller skirmishes also have occurred since December.

The latest uprising began just before 9 p.m. Sunday, and soon, prison rebels were breaking windows and tossing items to the ground below.

Then around 11 p.m., prison rebels broke windows on the other side of the jail and began throwing objects again.

Some imprisoned people were heard yelling demands for court dates. Proceedings have been delayed, supposedly due to the coronavirus pandemic. However, prison pigs regularly break COVID-19 protocols inside the jail, spreading the virus to imprisoned people, who already deal with poor conditions inside the jail. The same concerns were at the heart of the February uprising, which involved more than 100 prison rebels and sent a prison pig to the hospital.

In the face of the barbarity of the white supremacist prison enslavement system, these imprisoned comrades are courageously fighting back against oppression in St. Louis.

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