Protesters Arrested Outside South Carolina State House

Pauline Gross
May 15, 2018

Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department said in a news release issued after the protest, "The group of protesters ignored these commands and refused to stop obstructing traffic".

The group that will gather at the state house will include those who are poor or disenfranchised, clergy leaders and other advocates. "We want Governor Dayton to veto the bill".

Beginning in 2013, the Moral Monday movement, led by the Rev. William J. Barber II, forged the blueprint for weekly demonstrations followed by civil disobedience. A living wage. When do we want it?

Organizers of the event said the rallies Monday are just the kickoff to "40 days of nonviolent direct action and voter mobilization", although those at the Topeka rally did not say specifically what actions they are planning. IMPD Supervisors on scene attempted to speak with protesters individually asking them to move out of the street and they refused.

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The Poor People's Campaign has promised the largest non-violent direct action movement in US history with protests and teach-ins over the next 40 days, which they hope will spark a nationwide conversation and provoke lawmakers, the Los Angeles Times reported. At Monday's D.C. rally, the reverends called for government to support "accessible" housing, healthcare and public transportation, as well as relief from "crushing student debt".

"We come not with a left agenda or a right agenda".

Monday's rally kicked off 40 days of protest and voter mobilization here in ME and across the country, leading up to a rally in Washington, D.C. next month.

Still, speakers at the rally spoke about the challenges facing those who continue to live in poverty, challenges that range from accessing health care and education to the increased risk of being incarcerated or losing their children through the child welfare system.

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