Poor People's Campaign March Leads to Arrests in Montgomery

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The state is taking the protests and the reason for them serious.

A group of protesters who are part of a national movement have shut down a street outside the Indiana Statehouse. In many instances, police said protesters were cited for blocking traffic. It says the 2 had been amongst protesters arrested after standing in the course of a road.

Police had no immediate confirmation of arrests.

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"We believe that people should not live in or die from poverty in the richest nation ever to exist", Lemon said. 350.org stands with poor people across America, and around the world. "Both parties have to be challenged-one for what it does and one for what it doesn't do". Theoharis is co-director of the Kairos Heart for Religions, Rights, and Social Justice in NY.

- A rally across from the North Carolina Legislative Building ended Monday afternoon with almost 50 demonstrators being cited by police for protesting in the middle of the street.

According to MPD, officers arrested 10 people and charged them with disorderly conduct after they refused to move.

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A multicultural and multifaith coalition of low-wage workers and activists will protest at 30 state capitals across the country on Monday, aiming to revive the Poor People's Campaign launched half a century ago by civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.

It remains to be seen what kind of impact the movement will have over the next 40 days, but organizers are very aware that the mass voter mobilization they dream of will take work and time. It is to feature Marian Wright Edelman, president of the Children's Defense Fund and a part of the 1968 campaign.

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