Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Man Chains Himself to 'Martin Luther King Tree of Life' in Protest

The City of Houston is in the process of a new rail line service that's in the direct path of an oak tree planted in 1983 in Dr Martin Luther King Jr's memory. The city has agreed to pay $100,000 to move the tree and up to $650,000 to build a King memorial plaza in MacGregor Park, but Ovide Duncantell, director of the Black Heritage Society which planted the tree, doesn't think that's enough and has chained himself to the tree. He wants "to name who the sculpture is going to be ... not that that other situation that happened where the sculpture was make by someone in Japan, had no real feel for what Dr King looked like." In another interview the 75-year-old says this: “I would go to prison for this tree. I can feel Trayvon Martin’s spirit in this tree. I can feel Martin Luther King’s spirit in this tree....It’s going to be a fight. I’m 75 years old but I’m still a warrior. I’m here to protect the Martin Luther King tree of life.” Wait, did he say he feels Trayvon's spirit in the tree?

source: KRIV

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