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March for Our Lives at the RNC in St. Paul (part 1 of 2)
On September 2nd in St. Paul, the Poor People’s Economic Human Rights Campaign (PPEHRC) brought together poor and homeless people of every race, background and age, students, social workers, union members, lawyers, religious leaders, artists and others who stand for social and economic justice. The PPEHRC raised their voices in the “March for Our Lives" to demand “Money for Health Care and Housing, Not for War!”
Health care and housing should never be luxuries - not in the United States, not anywhere. Toward this end, the PPEHRC called for protestors to fill the streets of St. Paul, Minnesota in a powerful, peaceful demonstration for the right to healthcare, housing and all economic human rights. As poverty, hunger, unemployment and homelessness grow throughout the United States, political leaders from both major parties have abandoned the common people.
The PPEHRC states, "We cannot afford to be silent. We cannot afford to be disappeared from the public eye and the political debates as our families suffer."
For more information and coverage of the march, please see:
Poor People’s Economic Human Rights Campaign
People's March 9/2 St Paul
Interview with Undercover Infiltrators at the March For Our Lives in St. Paul, 9/2/08: video
concussion grenades and tear gas shot at people trying to leave
Twin Cities Indymedia
According to this organizer with the PPEHRC, the police blocked the pre-approved permitted march route, and forced marchers on an alternate route.
Coldsnap Legal Collective
Here is a link to 20 more photos, part 2 of 2:
Plainclothes Police at the March for Our Lives in St. Paul