New Orleans protest targets Sessions
Within hours of learning that Attorney General Jeff Sessions was speaking to the National Sheriffs’ Association on June 18, the New Orleans Peoples’ Assembly, Congreso de Jornaleros (day laborers) and the New Orleans Workers Group mobilized 150 people to confront the racist top cop.
Blocking the main street and facing down the sheriffs, the demonstrators demanded the reunification of families and abolition of ICE, chanting, “No Trump, no Sessions, no racist, fascist USA” and “Solidarity with immigrants.” Five demonstrators were arrested. At one point, someone driving a pickup truck tore through the crowd, hitting one woman. The driver has been identified and a campaign against his company is planned.