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UMs Join Jesse Jackson To Disrupt Inauguration Of UM, President Bush


Excerpt From CNN Report:

Jesse Jackson plans demonstration to protest Bush presidency

December 18, 2000
Web posted at: 8:55 PM EST (0155 GMT)

  • LOS ANGELES, California (CNN) -- Civil rights leader Jesse Jackson announced Monday plans for a national demonstration to protest the "legitimacy" of President-elect George W. Bush during his swearing-in ceremony on January 20.

  • Jackson continued his criticism of the recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling on the Florida recount, accusing the five justices whose decision resulted in Bush winning the presidency of participating in a "coup d'etat."

  • "While the crowning will take place in Washington, we will be marching all around America on that day, at federal buildings, including Los Angeles, so we honor the legality of the presidency without legitimacy," said Jackson.

  • Jackson was joined by local clergy and members of civil-rights groups, including his Rainbow/Push Coalition at Holman United Methodist Church in South Central Los Angeles.

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