New York — The Community Coalition for the Freedom of Oscar López Rivera, a Puerto Rican political prisoner held 32 years in federal U.S. prisons, has called for a march on Saturday, Nov. 23.
López Rivera is a Vietnam veteran and Chicago community activist and organizer, jailed for his work in support of Puerto Rican independence.
The Community Coalition is working with schools, churches, community organizations, labor unions, human rights groups, activists and elected officials to demand that President Barack Obama exercise his constitutional power of pardon and release López Rivera. This demonstration is one of a number of events taking place the same day in both the U.S. and Puerto Rico as part of the current campaign for Oscar’s release.
The demonstration will gather at 11 a.m. at the Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center, 107 Suffolk St. on the Lower East Side of Manhattan and march to Continental Army Plaza near El Puente Headquarters, 211 South 4th St. in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, N.Y.
For more information, contact the Community Coalition for the Freedom of Oscar López Rivera at 347-254-2413, 718-398-2581 or 646-765-8604; or email [email protected]