A March Through Heat, Felony Threats, and Pollution Brings Louisiana’s Cancer Alley to Governor’s Attention

June 6, 2019

...“It is extremely disturbing that people who want to walk across a bridge in one of the most fundamental forms of peaceful protest are facing up to 15 years in prison,” said Pam Spees of the Center for Constitutional Rights, attorney for the marchers. “These laws were enacted to discourage and control civil rights protesters in the 1960s. And they’re being deployed now to discourage this generation of people doing everything they can to get the message out about the horrific situation in what is widely known as Cancer Alley.” ...

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June 6, 2019