On September 12, 2007, the ANSWER Coalition presented a Press Conference at which it announced its plans for the massive September 15th Mass March and Die-In to be held in Washington, D.C. One of the speakers at the conference was the Rev. Lennox Yearwood. He was introduced by Brian Becker of the ANSWER Coalition. Rev. Yearwood is the CEO and President, Hip Hop Caucus. On September 10th, he was viciously assaulted by six Capitol Hill cops and sustained serious injuries. He said: “The lights went out for me” for a while when he was being beaten. But that when he came back to the light, he joined the chorus of supporters who were then shouting: “Arrest Bush, not Rev.” For background on the Sept. 15th rally, please see: http://www.ANSWERCoalition.org. The press conference was held at the National Press Club, in the “Murrow Room,” (located just a few blocks east of the White House), in Washington, D.C.
Sept 12 Press Conference for Sept 15 Part 1
WHYNotNews on Sep 12, 2007
Join Iraq Veterans Against the War, Veterans for Peace, Camp Casey Peace Institute, the ANSWER Coalition, Muslim American Society Freedom Foundation, National Council of Arab-Americans, Grassroots America, Hip Hop Caucus, and thousands of others in Washington DC on September 15 for a huge antiwar protest timed to coincide with the report by General Petraeus on the “Surge” in Iraq.