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

Maine Poor People's Campaign protests in Augusta

The campaign takes its name from an effort organized by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.in the late 1960s.

The Massachusetts Poor People's Campaign is kicking off six weeks of protests across the country with one on the state house steps Monday, May 14 at 2 p.m.to ask for what they call a "massive overhaul" of laws and programs to address the country's poor.

"All over this country, we continue to see what is not often seen or talked about in our politics, in our political debates, or even in the media", Barber told Democracy Now.

The protesters aligned with the Minnesota Poor People's Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival focused their opposition to proposals at the Legislature that would pre-empt city governments from passing their own minimum wage or paid-leave ordinances. Those protests were meant to oppose the Republican-dominated legislature's agenda, its cuts in unemployment benefits, opposition to expanding Medicaid, and restrictive voting rights laws.

On Monday afternoon people gathered at Minuteman State Park near the state capitol to raise awareness about the number of people living in poverty.

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"No justice, no peace" were among the protesters' chants.

Reports by police from seven state capitols and Washington, D.C., showed more than 200 people had been arrested or cited during the first day of the so-called Poor People's Campaign.

The protestors were with the South Carolina Poor People's Campaign. "People across the country are standing up against the lie of scarcity".

Activists converged on state capitals around the US on Monday to begin six weeks of non-violent protests calling for new programs to help the millions of Americans who live in poverty, an overhaul of voting rights laws and other social change.

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