WWMLKD? Occupy Baltimore protesters arrested at site of a proposed juvenile detention center
I've come to loathe MLK day.
Erased from our memory of the 1963 March on Washington is the fact that it was really called "The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom"; something that our beloved Job Creators™ have successfully have thrown down the memory hole.
It's amazing that the Job Creators™ of America would sponsor a monument to a man who fought for good jobs, and then turn around and outsource the labor of said monument to China.
It's amazing that the country ignores the fact that the issues of the day were not only freedom, but jobs, housing, and education. In fact, the issues of the day still are jobs, housing, and education.
Occupy Baltimore gets it though.
On MLK day, the occupiers began a week of actions & workshops that address the continuing crisis of redirecting public resources to incarcerating children, rather than education.
The action was kicked off by occupying the site of a future juvenile detention facility, and constructing a mock schoolhouse:
Naturally, this onslaught of violence prompted the release of the riot police:
And in celebration of MLK day, Baltimore's Finest arrested 6 protesters and took down the schoolhouse; symbolic of the city's priorities.
However the action will continue all week.
Merry MLK Day.