Perkiomen Valley Patch: Anti-Prison Protesters March in Collegeville

Perkiomen Valley PatchBy Brittany Tressler May 28, 2013

Dozens of protesters with Decarcerate PA lined the intersection of Route 29 and Main Street in Collegeville on Monday while marching to Harrisburg to object to the state's expanding prison system.

"Educate, don't incarcerate, decarcerate PA," was chanted from the side of the street, while a woman with a sound system explained the goals of the march - to tell legislators to fund education, not the prison system.

"Decarcerate PA and allies are marching to oppose the unchecked grown of Pennsylvania’s prison budget even as 23 schools in Philadelphia are designated to close due to funding cuts," said a release from the organization.

Collegeville Police were on the scene for the protest, which lasted roughly an hour.

 
 
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Decarcerate PA Protests at Rt. 29 and Main Street in Collegeville.

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Decarcerate PA Protests at Rt. 29 and Main Street in Collegeville.

 

Related Topics: Collegeville protest, Decarcerate PA, and March to Harrisburg