Thursday, September 20, 2007

Town Braces For Massive Rally In Support Of "Jena 6"

"By 8 a.m. ET Thursday, thousands of people had arrived for the rally and some parking areas in the small town were full.

"This is a march for justice. This is not a march against whites or against Jena," said the Rev. Al Sharpton, a civil rights activist and one of the protest organizers.

The Rev. Jesse Jackson, Martin Luther King III, and hip-hop artist Mos Def also are expected to attend.

Barricades have gone up around the local courthouse and Louisiana state troopers said they will be out in force to keep the peace, as the demonstrators protest what they feel are excessive criminal charges and bond amounts for the teens, dubbed the "Jena 6."" |Read more|

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