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Chaos in New Orleans as housing demolition OKd

Police Make Arrests, Use Stun Guns Against Protesters In New Orleans

Kris Alingod
AHN
December 20, 2007

Protesters fought with police on Thursday in New Orleans as the City Council met over whether to approve a federal plan to replace three public housing complexes with a mix-use development.

Police confronted protesters marching to the council chambers at City Hall with stun devices and chemical sprays. The chambers had a capacity of less than 300 people. Officials earlier increased security surrounding the chambers in anticipation of the protests.

Police also made arrests, and one woman had to be taken away in a stretcher after she was sprayed with chemicals, according to the Associated Press.

The Housing Authority of New Orleans last Friday postponed plans to raze three public housing complexes damaged by Hurricane Katrina because it wants city officials to weigh in on the issue of where to put low-income families who will be left homeless by the demolition. The agency, together with U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), had plans to begin demolishing 4,600 government-subsidized apartments and replace them with 744 similarly subsidized homes.

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Police, Protesters Clash in New Orleans
http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=D8TLBH8G0&show_article=1

The Council Voted 7-0 To Demolish The Lafitte Housing Development
http://mparent7777-2.blogspot.com/20…e-tasers-on-dozens-of.html

VIDEO: New Orleans Police Attack Protesters Outside City Hall
http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=608_1198186999

 



HANO to demolish New Orleans Public Housing
December 13, 2007, 7:51 am
Filed under: bulldozers, Dissent, FEMA, hano, HUD, katrina, mississippi, new orleans, Protest

HANO to demolish New Orleans Public Housing

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Government Sends New Orleans Bulldozers to Demolish Apartments
http://www.buzzflash.com/articles/contributors/1460