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Rolling protests launched by aggressive progressives

Nayaba Arinde and Amadi Ajamu | 4/12/2011, 5:27 p.m.

Barron added, "Cathie Black must be removed, our children deserve better. This is what happens when you have mayoral control of the schools. Bloomberg has no respect for educators, parents or students. Second, we will hold regular mass protests in front of the Tweed Building. The first demonstration will be on Thursday [December 2] at 4 p.m.," he continued.

"Third, mass protests in front of the homes of Mayor Bloomberg, Commission Steiner and Cathie Black will be held. Fourth, we must demand an end to mayoral control of schools and stop Bloomberg's atrocious abuse of power. We are also exploring the possibility of a boycott of the schools. Black must go!" Barron concluded. "We are also looking into the legal avenues to see what could be done, if anything, to recall the mayor. His megalomania has to be stopped. He should not underestimate our resolve.

In just a few weeks a small group of people shut down a multi-million dollar play on Broadway, because we found the 'Scottsboro Boys' minstrel show to be offensive. We in the Freedom Party are just as committed and intend to be just as victorious in seeing that Cathie Black is removed from the Chancellor's job, and replaced by a qualified, seasoned and dedicated educated--all of which she is not."

The group is also planning a large protest/rally at the Tweed Building, 52 Chambers Street, in Manhattan on Thursday, December 2 from 4-6 p.m.