Jena, Louisana, which became a byword for racial tension when six black high school students were charged with beating a white schoolmate after a series of incidents that began when a noose was hunt from a tree at the school, is set to be the scene of fresh confrontations.
A white supremacist group, the Nationalist Movement, plans to demonstrate there on the holiday commemorating Martin Luther King's birthday to demand the elimination of the holiday and of all civil rights laws. Counter-demonstrations are planned by the New Black Panthers and other civil rights groups.
See our previous post regarding this "march:"
December 19, 2007 - White Separatists Sue Town of Jena Over Parade Gun Ban, Route Change
- Garry J. Wise, Toronto