La. Protests Hark Back to '50s, '60s
Thousands of protesters descended on this tiny central Louisiana town Thursday, rallying against what they see as a double standard of justice for blacks and whites.
But unlike the protests that became landmarks for civil rights when fire hoses and police dogs greeted demonstrators, the rally to support six black teenagers charged in a school fight had a festive yet laid- back air.
"It was a great day," said Denise Broussard, of Lafayette, La. "I really felt a sense of purpose and commitment, but it was also a lot of fun. I met great people and made some good friends."
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Dalek S Wu - 9/21/2007
I wonder where all those who went out of there way to go to Jena yesterday where when Channon Christian and Christopher Newsome were brutally murdered earlier this year? Where were these indignant loudmouths when a judge allowed one of the murderers of NYPD Officer Russell Timoshenko out on bail this summer?
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