Jena 6 Rallies
Just in case you have been living under a rock, there will be a slew of protests nationwide about the “Jena 6” case in Jena, Louisiana.
Here’s a brief recap: Thousands plan to descend on Jena (pronounced JEEN-uh), La., this week to protest a series of incidents stemming from several nooses that were hung from a tree at a high school. That incident sparked a fight, that resulted in the arrest of six African American students.
Many protesters are upset with what they consider harsh treatment and unfair charges handed out to the African American students involved in the fight.
Bus loads of people plan to go Louisiana to protest the sentencing of the African American students. There are also local rallies planned. Rallies are scheduled to be held at: Coppin State University from 12 p.m. until 1:30 p.m. New Shiloh Baptist Church, 2100 N. Monroe Street, from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m.
UPDATE: If you go to the mainpage of The Sun, you can view special video reports from Jena.