In New York, local NGOs collaborated with The Illuminator on a projection of short videos of people who use drugs – with words characterising them (doctor, advocate, poet, etc.) and then the word ‘criminal’ crossed out – on the walls of the Brooklyn Detention Centre on 23rd June, as well as an interactive project.
In Washington DC, SSDP organised an action and took photos in front of the White House and other landmark locations.
Other actions were also organised in San Francisco and Buffalo.
Video of the event in New York
- WIVB.com: Support, don’t punish: Message behind Global Action Day
- The Influence: “Support. Don’t Punish”—Protestors Project Powerful Anti-Drug War Images Onto Brooklyn Detention Center
- Common Dreams: With failed war on drugs as backdrop, global day of action calls for reform
- Raw Story: “Support. Don’t punish”—Protestors project powerful anti-drug war images onto Brooklyn detention center