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Jena Picking Up After Rally

The people who live in Jena Louisiana say they are more upset about the trash the protestors who rallied in support of the Jena 6 left behind then at the thousands of people who actually marched through their town.
Water bottles, paper towels, and candy wrappers are all around the court house and various places around town.
They were left behind mostly by the crowd who came into town on Thursday by the thousands for the civil rights march in support of six teens arrested and charged with beating up a white student back on December 4th.
The bushes that lined the courthouse are destoryed, by Friday night about a dozen portable toilets and barracades were still lined outside of the courthouse.
The residents we spoke to say they'd rather this not be happening anywhere but especially not in their town.
Story by Tania Francois

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