December 20, 2007
NOLA CITY COUNCIL INCITES BRUTAL POLICE ATTACKS AND TEAR GASING OF PUBLIC HOUSING TENANTS AND THEIR ALLIES
EMERGENCY NATIONAL CALL TO STAND WITH NOLA PUBLIC HOUSING TENANTS TO STOP DEMOLITIONS OF THEIR HOMES
ASSEMBLE FOR CANDLELIGHT VIGIL AT HUD’S OFFICES, 26 FEDERAL PLAZA, NYC (WORTH ST BETWEEN LAFAYETTE & BROADWAY ENTRANCE) THURSDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2007 AT 6:30 PM
Today in the city council chambers in New Orleans, public housing tenants and their allies gathered to exercise their democratic right to speak against the vote to demolish their homes.
The city councils response was to call in the city council security, the NOLA swat teams and police force that began to forcible remove, arrest, beat, drag, brutalize and tear gas those who wanted the to express their opposition to the loss of stable housing stock.
Elderly women with canes were seen dragged across the city council parking lot, media persons, tenants and community supporters were tear gassed by an over zealous NOLA woman cop who tear gassed at rapid fire, as if she was on the battle fields of Iraq.
A temporary restraining order, was issued that prohibited the NOLA city council from moving forward with the bulldozing of over 4500 public housing units until they voted TO AUTHORIZE THE DEMOLITIONS FOR LAFITTE, ST BERNARD, COOPER, PEETE.
RAISE YOUR VOICE AND STATE YOUR OPPOSITION TO THE DEMOLITION OF THE PUBLIC HOUSING IN NOLA. SAVE THE HOMES OF THE POOREST VICTIMS OF THE BREECHING OF THE LEVEES
ALPHONSO JACKSON HUD SECY, 202-708-0417
CHRISTOPHER DOBBS, BANKING COMMITTEE CHAIR, 202-224-7391; FAX: 202-224-5137; 212-688-626
JOIN US FOR A CANDLE LIGHT VIGIL AT 26 FEDERAL PLAZA, NYC – BRING YOUR BANNERS, CULTURAL INSTRUMENTS, CANDLES AND FLASH LIGHTS.
Contact: Brenda Stokely 917-566-4272