An Incomplete Timeline of Recent Anti-Police Activity in the Triangle

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The following is a timeline of anti-police activity from the triangle area in the last few months. We assembled this to help folks in digesting this recent period, connecting the dots of various, seemingly disparate kinds of activity, and strategizing about future efforts. This list is most certainly incomplete, and we would welcome any additions with links, pictures etc., which can be sent to .

Aug 15th – The Chapel Hill Police Headquarters is vandalized by a group of anarchists claiming solidarity with prisoner Luke O Donovan, incarcerated for defending himself from homophobic violence in Atlanta, Ga, and with the ongoing uprising in Ferguson. Police cars are smashed out and spray-painted.

August 22nd – Over 100 people hold an angry rally and proceed to march down Franklin St. In solidarity with the riots and protests in Ferguson. In response to a column in the Daily Tar Heel condemning the anger and tone of the protest, a piece is released online and in paper several days later that defends the protest.


October 17th – Some “bull city anarchists” glue locks at the Durham National Guard Armory and leave messages painted on the building, declaring “Disobey Orders. Solidarity with Missouri Rebels. Fuck the Police.” In an anonymous communique, those responsible declare, “To those who train at this facility, we would encourage you to think now about what it would mean to fire on your own neighbors and community members. Some of the most courageous soldiers in history have been those who disobeyed orders and refused to squash a popular rebellion. How will you be remembered when that time comes? Which side are you on? If it was your son or daughter murdered by the cops, what side then?”

October 22nd – As part of a traditional, national day of action against police brutality, a small march and protest takes place at the downtown Durham jail.


November 18thSpirithouse organizes a “court mob” as part of ongoing solidarity with Carlos Riley, Jr., a Black man accused of shooting a cop in the foot during an altercation with police.

November 24th, 9pm – The prosecutor in charge of the Grand Jury in Ferguson, MO announces that there will be no charges filed against Darren Wilson. Within an hour both St. Louis and Ferguson are rioting. Hundreds surround the police station, cruisers are attacked, small riots spread throughout both cities, groups of fifty or a hundred fire shots at police, and over 20 buildings are set on fire. The country as a whole explodes over the next 48 hours, with hundreds of cities and towns staging protests, many of which succeed in blocking major bridges or highways.

November 24th – Over 100 people gather to express sorrow at the decision and rage towards the police at Peace and Justice Plaza in Chapel Hill.

Nov 25th – After a week and a half of promotion, with a twitter handle set up (@NC4Ferguson) to spread the word and handbills and posters distributed in neighborhoods all over the city, a diverse group of over 200 people convenes at the Durham library. After 30 minutes of impromptu speeches and discussion, the crowd marches into downtown, setting off fireworks and pulling objects into roadways. A yuppie restaurant is spray-painted along with the downtown jail. The crowd eventually makes its way onto NC 147 with chants of “One, Four, Seven,” and blocks the northbound lanes for a half an hour before marching back into downtown and screaming “We Remember” at riot police stationed outside DPD Headquarters.

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  1. agent provocateur

    Reblogged this on Nevada State Personnel Watch.

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