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PD: 16 arrested after "Poor People's Campaign" protest in Hartford

PD: 16 arrested after

The actions kicked off 40 days of planned demonstrations across the country by the campaign, which is meant to continue in the footsteps of Martin Luther King Jr.'s Poor People's Campaign, cut short when King was assassinated 50 years ago.

Fifty years later, there has been a renewed call for a "Poor People's Campaign" to dramatize the effects of ongoing poverty in the United States.

Monday's event was the start of a six-week non-violent campaign to bring attention to people impacted by race, poverty, and inequality.

After Maryland Capitol Police gave three warnings to protesters that protestors in the street faced arrest, officers detained 11 people and issued citations for obstructing free passage and failure to obey a lawful order, said Nick Cavey, spokesman for the Maryland Department of General Services.

The Poor Individuals's Marketing campaign: A Nationwide Name for Ethical Revival mentioned in a press release Monday that the Rev. William Barber and the Rev. Liz Theoharis, its two co-chairmen, had been arrested outdoors the U.S. Capitol.

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"Today, I risked arrest with the Poor People's Campaign because there is no climate justice if the poor are left behind".

MS is the first state of thirty to coordinate efforts highlighting the plight of the poor.

"People who are poor and people who are homeless shouldn't be shamed", she said.

Organizers say they're calling for a massive overhaul of the Nation's voting rights laws and new programs for those in poverty. 350.org stands with poor people across America, and around the world.

On June 23, the organization will go to Washington and joined up with other members of the group from across the nation for a mass mobilization at the U.S. Capitol.


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