Budding Liberal Protest Movements Begin to Take Root in South

ATLANTA — There was a son of a sharecropper and an advocate for the homeless, a college student and a great-grandmother, a retired store manager and the senior pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church.

By the end of the day, they were among the 39 people who were arrested Tuesday during choreographed waves of civil disobedience here at the state Capitol in protest of the state’s refusal to expand Medicaid as part of the Affordable Care Act.

They shouted slogans and unfurled banners from the Senate gallery, sang spirituals in the marble rotunda and held a sit-in blocking the entrance to the governor’s office.



2 thoughts on “Budding Liberal Protest Movements Begin to Take Root in South

  1. “Liberal protest” in The South? Really? Must be northern agitators! Speaking of northern agitators, UtF, how about agitating those Mississippi black folks to do some demonstrations in the streets of Jackson? Maybe such action, covered by local media, might Fire Up! the voters and get them to the polls. After all, marches and demonstrations ought to be in their blood!

    Mere babble from the pulpit might in fact put them to sleep.

  2. Really? LOL! On April 3rd there will be a large Black protest in Jackson over the medical attention available for HIV/AIDS….Will be held on a major Black street….Led by the Black Baptist ministerial organization. Yours truly will be a speaker….. Then on the 5th have the State Young Democrats meeting here in my county…..I previously mentioned my involvement with
    that meeting and getting people to attend.

    My plate is full, M_R…..Whats on yours?

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