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PROTEST TO STOP THE EVICTION OF LAFITTE HOUSING RESIDENTS
4:30 PM WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 4THCORNER OF N. CLAIBORNE & ORLEANS.IN THE TREME SECTION OF NEW ORLEANS
The Housing Authority of New Orleans is planning to evict the residents of the Lafitte Housing Development who managed to return home three years after Hurricane Katrina. The residents, who returned home last September, have been told by the housing authority that they will have to vacate their homes to make way for the demolition of these residences. The homes that HANO plans to demolish were renovated and reopened last year. Many residents now living in Lafitte don't want to leave. And there is no good reason why they should have to leave.
All who cherish human rights, and more specifically the right of return, are urged to join with the residents of Lafitte in demanding that HANO post-pone its planned eviction of Lafitte Residents. What HANO and private contractors want to do at Lafitte is not a redevelopment project, it is a crime against humanity. Bring signs, chants and most importantly, yourself to the protest.
Speakers at the rally will include individuals who will leave for Washington D.C. the following day to meet with key members of the U.S. Congress and the Obama Administration to urge them to halt the planned eviction.
For additional information call Mike at 584-587-0080. Sponsors of the event include Lafitte residents, C3/Hands Off Iberville & May Day Nola.
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