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Poor People's Campaign Activists Stage "Die-In" At Statehouse

Jun 5, 2018

Credit Ohio Public Radio

Clergy and advocates for the poor converged at the Statehouse Monday for what was called a "die in." 

Ohio Public Radio's Jo Ingles reports.

This event was the third weekly protest for these activists, and the most dramatic so far. 

(sound of drumming)

As some drummed or carried signs, others laid down on the pavement in front of the building, some even blocking doors. Advocates are demonstrating against environmental, health and tax policies they say are killing poor people. It’s part of a 40-day long campaign, based on civil disobedience modeled after Dr. Martin Luther King’s campaign fifty years ago.