Martin Luther King Day Protesters Focus On Torture And Closing Guantanamo Prison
BOSTON/Boston Common - On Monday, people in Boston and around the U.S. celebrated the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. But while many recognize his civil rights accomplishments and his many campaigns for racial justice, few people acknowledge his radical anti-war, anti-imperialist, and pro-socialist platforms. He was an outspoken critic of the Vietnam War, for example, long before it became fashionable.
Remembering this aspect of the man, a group known as Black Cross Anarchists, along with the Stop the Wars Coalition, honored Dr. King by speaking out against war and injustice at the Park Street MBTA station in the north east corner of the Boston Common.
Chuck Rosina of the Boston Community Reporters Project and WMBR Radio in Cambridge spoke with several activists including Charlie Welch from the Stop the Wars Coalition who was handing out flyers to people entering and exiting the “T” station…
OMB Audio: Chuck U. Rosina reports from the Park Street T stop on the Boston Common about Martin Luther King Day anti-torture protest.