Thursday, September 20, 2007
Texans head to LA to support Jena 6
Lots of Texans arrived in tiny Jena, Louisiana today along with folks from all over the country to rally in celebration of the court's vacation of charges against "the Jena 6," responding to a demonstration "conjured out of the ether of cyberspace," according to the Chicago Tribune. The Dallas South blog says 14 buses are headed to Jena from the DFW area, and the Houston Chronicle reported more than 400 Houstonians also made the trek. Mark Sorkin wrote in The Nation that organizers 20,000 people came, and to judge by this photo I don't doubt it.
I've not been following the case as closely as some other Texas bloggers, but watch Dallas South, Sorkin's blog Juvienation, and the Friends of Justice blog for more updates from the event.