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Report From L.A. Running Down the Walls 2007

February 10, 2008

On September 8th, LA ABCF had a great success with this years Running Down the Walls (RDTW). We had the event at Whittier Narrows Regional Park, a large and beautiful park right in the heart of El Monte, CA. The route circled around two lakes, which provide a great opportunity to reflect on the purpose of the day. At the beginning of the run, participants were reminded of the other solidarity runs taking place USP Big Sandy, MCI Walpole, Boston and West Massachusetts. While the main part of the run began at 10:15 am, the actual event took place over several hours as people came throughout the day to support the event and enjoy the weather. In the past, we have had Rob Middaugh and Sara Jane Olson at our runs. Both supported the event prior to their imprisonment. This year, former political prisoner, Matt Lamont, was at the run. We hope this changes the trend from future political prisoners to former political prisoners at Running Down the Walls. Also joining us at the event was LA Food Not Bombs, who graciously provided food the event. We wish to personally thank them for their efforts. While we are taking the time to recognize people, we would like to take a moment to recognize two participants of the run: Ami who raised the most amount and Brian who put everyone in his dust, taking first place in the run. Both received $25 to be used at AK Press. We wish to also thank AK Press for their generous prizes. In all thirty people joined us at this year’s run, contributing close to $1,700. Funds raised will be given to the ABCF Warchest and the Black Rider Liberation Party. Once again thanks to all that participated in LA’s RDTW. Reports from all the runs will be posted at the LA ABCF site at http://www.abcf.net/la/laabcf.asp?page=lardtw

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