"Working people will suffer disproportionately from the current patterns of investment and neglect that do not prioritize good jobs, clean air, and healthy communities."
They walked in silence holding signs that read "Hands Up - Don't Shoot" and posters with the names of victims of police brutality from around the country including New Haven.
The high level of tension in the town resulting from the Aug. 9 police killing of an unarmed Michael Brown, 17, has created an extremely volatile situation.
Participants explained why they are going: "To deliver aid to our brothers and sisters in Cuba as a direct challenge to the U.S. government's cruel and immoral economic blockade."
All criminal charges were dropped against Palestinian leader, Dr. Sami Al-Arian on June 27, a ruling greeted by those who have fought for nearly two decades to free him.
The convention was arguably the most open and broadly attended in the party's history. Events were live streamed and open to the press.
At the Peoples World panel on June 13 called "Working for a Living: New Challenges," workers who have been part of the Fight for 15 campaign to raise fast food wages made their voices heard.
Delegates from around the country are arriving here today for the opening of the Communist Party's 30th national convention.
Hundreds of students spontaneously, and without permission, left their schools at high noon and marched peacefully to the Camden School District headquarters where they met in protest.
The Forward Together Moral Movement from across North Carolina will demand that state legislators rescind laws they say are hurting the state's most vulnerable.