After we heard that folks associated with Antifascist Action Phoenix and Occupied Southwest Distro had a run in with Phoenix, Arizona police that ended in helicopters circling them overhead, we wanted to learn more. In this funny and short audio report, a member of Antifascist Action Phoenix tell us about getting harassed by a group of police “community liaisons” that often harass and monitor protests, during Phoenix’s monthly ‘First Friday’ event.
we posted THICK pic.twitter.com/mYWOeIJu5h
— Occupied Southwest Distro (@OccupiedSW) January 6, 2018
During the discussion, we also talk about the (recent) history of anarchists and anti-authoritarians using the First Friday space, both as a place to mobilize and share ideas, as well as what all went down on the street.
#FirstFridayPhoenix tabling went great all night till Phoenix pd stuck their nose into it… apparently 10’+ sidewalk is being blocked by 2’ wide tables… regardless, lots of amazing convos were had, swag was given away, and now we’re even more resolved to continue pic.twitter.com/LDEzdp4LeH
— AntifascistActionPhx (@AFAPHX) January 6, 2018
We end by talking about the importance in our digital age of outreach, talking with people and sharing literature, as well as being able to share anarchist ideas in a real and tangible way.