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Justice for Janitors Mass Arrest
by snaaaaake Thursday, Apr. 08, 2004 at 12:32 PM

Members of SEIU's Justice for Janitors campaign occupy Centre City Tower

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This morning at 8am, about 130 people stormed the Centre City Tower lobby to protest the firing of nine janitors last December. About 37 people didn’t disperse when the police arrived and were taken away in plastic handcuffs to the jail.

Harriet Bryant (one of the fired janitors), and Gabe Morgan (organizer for the Service Employees International Union), have been on a hunger strike this week to protest the firings. The week’s events have included banner drops, a vigil and a press conference with tenants of the building speaking out. Tomorrow, Friday at 9:30am at Centre City Towers (Smithfield and Seventh Ave.) the Stations of the Cross will make a stop at the tent where the hunger strikers are camped out.

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by snaaaaake Thursday, Apr. 08, 2004 at 12:32 PM

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the die-in begins and over a hundred people come in to support it chanting "no justice, no peace."

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by snaaaaake Thursday, Apr. 08, 2004 at 12:32 PM

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some people must step over the bodies to get to work.

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by snaaaaake Thursday, Apr. 08, 2004 at 12:32 PM

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the desk person is less than thrilled with the inconvenience.

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by snaaaaake Thursday, Apr. 08, 2004 at 12:32 PM

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many participants wear yellow "starving for healthcare" signs across their chests.

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by snaaaaake Thursday, Apr. 08, 2004 at 12:32 PM

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by snaaaaake Thursday, Apr. 08, 2004 at 12:32 PM

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meanwhile, outside the band plays on.

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by snaaaaake Thursday, Apr. 08, 2004 at 12:32 PM

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by snaaaaake Thursday, Apr. 08, 2004 at 12:32 PM

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and then the arrests are made.

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by snaaaaake Thursday, Apr. 08, 2004 at 12:32 PM

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participants cooperate with the police. the mainstream media descends upon them.

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by snaaaaake Thursday, Apr. 08, 2004 at 12:32 PM

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by snaaaaake Thursday, Apr. 08, 2004 at 12:32 PM

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by snaaaaake Thursday, Apr. 08, 2004 at 12:32 PM

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by snaaaaake Thursday, Apr. 08, 2004 at 12:32 PM

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by snaaaaake Thursday, Apr. 08, 2004 at 12:32 PM

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there's no more room in the wagons and the cops are quite sure what to do. allegedly, they just told the left over people to just go home.

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by snaaaaake Thursday, Apr. 08, 2004 at 12:32 PM

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the end.

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