Citizens of New Orleans who were protesting the demolition of 4,500 units of affordable housing in the city were tasered and pepper sprayed by police yesterday outside a New Orleans city council meeting. “Is this what democracy looks like?” Bill Quigley, a Loyola University law professor who opposes demolition, said as he held a strand of Taser wire he said had been shot into another of the protesters.
I have friends who were in the thick of the fight yesterday. Thankfully none of them were hurt, but my heart goes out to the people of that city. Stay strong folks, I know the fight isn’t over by a longshot.