Protestors march on Washington DC
According to the Guardian Unlimited:
Thousands of people marched into the Justice Department headquarters in Washington DC on Friday.
Protestors were demanding federal intervention in the â€œJenna Sixâ€? case, the ruling of which they found to be overly harsh and unfair against the six black teens accused of jumping a white high school student in Jena, La.
More than 100 busloads of people came to participate in the march, that was organized by Rev. Al Sharpton. Protestors came as far away as Florida, Michigan, and Washington.
â€œThere are so many nooses being hung around America,â€? said Martin Luther King III. â€œAnytime thereâ€™s a hate crime, the Justice Department should prosecute, and a noose is certainly a hate crime.â€?
Five of the six Jena teens were initially charged with attempted second-degree murder.
Mychal Bell, 17, who is the sixth teen, was booked as a juvenile and his charge was sealed.