“Die In” At Ohio Statehouse

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Clergy members and advocates for the poor from around the state converged at the Statehouse on Monday for what’s being called a “die in.” This event was the third weekly protest for these activists, and the most dramatic so far.

Poor Peoples Campaign Die In, June 4, 2018, at the Ohio Statehouse (Jo Ingles)

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.