Rush Hour Protest Today to Back Hunger Strikers at Pelican Bay



More than 500 inmates at five state prisons are currently refusing food to protest living conditions, particularly the presence of a solitary housing unit at Pelican Bay, which is used to confine inmates for up to 22 hours at a time. The hunger strike was a topic of discussion on today's KQED Forum, and it's elicited a strong response from activists in the Bay Area. The organizations Communities for Peace and Justice, Poor magazine, the Revolution Club, World Can't Wait, and Youth Defending Youth organized a rush hour march through downtown San Francisco, set to begin at 5 p.m. at UN Plaza. Commuters, be advised.