On Sunday, April 27, the group 33 Mujeres NYC x Oscar staged their second demonstration in support of the release of Puerto Rican patriot and U.S.-held political prisoner Oscar López Rivera. Taking place on Fordham Road in the Bronx, the event was well attended by upwards of 50 people and was also live streamed by supporters.
The effort by the group of women activists is proving to be a significant development in New York’s support of the campaign for Oscar’s release. Informational leaflets were handed out diligently to countless people passing through the busy Fordham Plaza. The colorful display of pink t-shirts and light blue bandanas wore by the women, together with their consistent chants, also gained the attention of many.
La Respuesta has committed to covering each demonstration in some fashion as a way of supporting the 33 Mujeres NYC x Oscar initiative, as well as the campaign to free Oscar.
The next demonstration is scheduled to take place on May 25 in the Lower East Side at the usual 4 o’clock p.m. Visit their Facebook page for location details as it becomes available, and look out for more original photo and video coverage by us at La Respuesta.