It's been five years since the 2010 BP oil spill. On the day of the actual anniversary, a march and rally took place in the Central Business District to commemorate the people and places impacted by the spill. Marchers went from Lafayette Square to Jackson Square, dressed in all black to represent the 210 million gallons of oil that spilled into the Gulf of Mexico.
WWNO's Listening Post project asks questions about local news in New Orleans and the Gulf Coast and reports back on the community's response. This week the Listening Post asks: have you ever been to a protest in New Orleans?
From New York to Hong Kong, Mexico City to Ferguson, Missouri, people around the world are gathering to protest.
Over 300 people gathered at Lee Circle on Sunday for a peaceful demonstration in solidarity with Ferguson, Missouri. The event marked the grand jury's decision not to indict officer Darren Wilson for fatally shooting 18-year-old Michael Brown.
The demonstration was organized by Black Youth Project, a group of young activists working to end the criminalization of black youth.
Occupy New Orleans protesters have taken their complaints to Mayor Mitch Landrieu's home. Several speakers are demanding help for the city's homeless.
About a dozen protesters are calling for help in housing homeless as well as keeping the Occupy New Orleans encampment in place outside City Hall. Spokesman W. C. Johnson says the mayor's eviction of the camp last week is illegal.
"We are here at his home to let him know that he cannot get away from the wrong that he inflicts on the citizens in the city that he claims that he loves."