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(Staff photo: Kevin Featherly)
(Staff photo: Kevin Featherly)

Bar Buzz: ‘Poor People’s Campaign’ ready for civil disobedience

The Rev. DeWayne Davis stands with supporters at the Capitol on Monday to announce a “Poor People’s Campaign.” Davis is local co-chair of the initiative, which launched in 30 states last week.

Recalling Martin Luther King’s similarly named 1967-68 push, Davis said participants will conduct nonviolent civil disobedience — including freeway protests, which he characterized as “inconveniences” to motorists — if lawmakers don’t protect DACA recipients, sustain programs for the poor and undo voter suppression legislation, among other demands.

Noting that attorneys have played key roles in combating the president’s international travel ban, Davis invited Minnesota lawyers to take part.

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