Thursday, November 01, 2007

National Day of Protest for the Jena 6

The Jena 6 Are Back in Court -- Protests Nationwide on Nov. 7
by A.N.S.W.E.R. Wednesday, Oct 31 2007, 1:27am
national / race issues / press release

Wed., Nov. 7: The Jena 6 Are Back in Court

Nationwide Rallies to Free the Jena 6!
"Until the 6 Are Free, Neither Are We"

On Wednesday, Nov. 7, the growing movement to free the Jena 6 will face an important challenge. On that day, four of the Six -- Theodore Shaw, Robert Bailey, Bryan Purvis, and Mychal Bell -- are expected in court for pre-trial hearings. The ANSWER Coalition is calling on all progressive and anti-racist forces to come together for rallies in front of local courthouses across the country with the demand to free the Jena 6, and drop all the charges. Demonstrations are already confirmed in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Washington DC, New York City, Chicago, Seattle, and New Haven (CT), Ft. Lauderdale (FL), and Sioux Falls (SD).

On Sept. 20, tens of thousands of people demonstrated in Jena, Louisiana and in other cities around the country to demand the complete freedom of the Jena 6, and the release of Mychal Bell. A week later, after 10 months in prison, he was granted bail and released. But shortly afterwards, the Louisiana judge that originally convicted Bell struck back, ordering him back into custody.

Below is a listing of cities that are organizing rallies on Wednesday, November 7th.

Washington, DC
Wed., Nov. 7, 5:00 pm
Justice Department
9th St. and Pennsylvania Ave. NW
Contact 202-544-3389 or for more information.

Los Angeles
Wed., Nov. 7, 6pm
Leimert Park
Crenshaw and 43rd
Contact 213-251-1025 or for more information.

San Francisco
Wed., Nov. 7, 5pm
Federal Courthouse
7th and Mission
Contact 415-821-6545 or for more information.

New York City (in the Bronx)
Wed., Nov. 7
Bronx Courthouse
161 St. and Grand Concourse
Contact 212-694-8720 or email for more information.

Wed., Nov. 7
Details to be announced shortly
Contact 773-463-0311 or for more information.

Wed., Nov. 7, 5 pm
Westlake Park (4th and Pine).
Contact 206-568-1661 or for more information.

New Haven, CT
Wed., Nov. 7, 5 pm
Federal Courthouse, 141 Church St
Contact 203-606-0319 or for more information.

Boston, MA
Wed., Nov. 7, 5:30pm
Roxbury Crossing T-Station (Orange Line)
Contact 857.334.5084 or for more information.

Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Wed., Nov. 7, 9:30am
Sistrunk Blvd and 7th Ave.
Contact for more information.

Sioux Falls, SD
Wed., Nov, 7, 12 Noon
Court House
Contact: for information.

A.N.S.W.E.R. Coalition
National Office in Washington DC: 202-544-3389
New York City: 212-694-8720
Los Angeles: 213-251-1025
San Francisco: 415-821-6545
Chicago: 773-463-0311

National press contact:
Sarah Sloan, 202-904-7949
For local numbers, see the listing above

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