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1. People demonstrate 02 October 2007 in Wa

People demonstrate 02 October 2007 in Wa Source:Getty

People demonstrate 02 October 2007 in Washington, DC, charging that the civil rights of the Jena Six have been grossly violated and to demand that all charges against them be dropped. A US judge on 27 September 2007 released one of the six black teenagers whose arrest in Louisiana brought 20,000 people to a small town to protest what they see as racial discrimination in the US judicial system. Mychal Bell, 17, had been jailed since December when he and five other black students who became known as the ‘Jena Six’ beat up a white student at school following months of racial tension in the town of Jena. Several dozen people from the Washington community and the northeastern region too part in the protest in front of the US Justice Department. AFP PHOTO/Nicholas KAMM (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images) people,usa,politics,washington dc,demanding,protest,small town,jena 6,human rights

2. Supporters of the ‘Jena 6’ congregate around Jena High Schoo

Supporters of the 'Jena 6' congregate around Jena High Schoo Source:Getty

Supporters of the ‘Jena 6’ congregate around Jena High School in Jena, Louisiana on Thursday, September 20, 2007. (Photo by Jason Arthurs/Raleigh News & Observer/MCT via Getty Images) people,arts culture and entertainment,horizontal,usa,politics,louisiana,supporter,congregation,jena 6,jena – louisiana

3. Reverend Al Sharpton (2nd-R) speaks with

Reverend Al Sharpton (2nd-R) speaks with Source:Getty

Reverend Al Sharpton (2nd-R) speaks with two of the Jena 6, Robert Bailey, Jr.(L) and Theo Shaw, 20 September, 2007 in front of the LaSalle Parish Courthouse in Jena, Louisiana. during the National Action Network’s Vigil for the Jena 6. Thousands of protesters have gathered for a march on the Louisiana town of Jena in protest of the criminal trial of six black teens charged in an alleged attack on a white classmate. The fight was sparked between the youths after several nooses were hung from a tree at a high school. AFP PHOTO/Matthew HINTON (Photo credit should read Matthew HINTON/AFP/Getty Images) usa,talking,politics,al sharpton,louisiana,protest,courthouse,memorial vigil,jena 6,jena – louisiana,legal trial,human rights,minister – clergy

4. With the national media watching from ab

With the national media watching from ab Source:Getty

With the national media watching from above, Robert Clark from Monroe, La. uses a microphone to try and raise money for the bail of Mychal Bell one of the Jena 6, on 20 September, 2007 at the LaSalle Parish Courthouse in Jena, Louisiana. Thousands of protesters have gathered for a march on the Louisiana town of Jena in protest of the criminal trial of six black teens charged in an alleged attack on a white classmate. The fight was sparked between the youths after several nooses were hung from a tree at a high school. AFP PHOTO/Matthew HINTON (Photo credit should read Matthew HINTON/AFP/Getty Images) microphone,usa,the media,politics,watching,louisiana,protest,courthouse,jena 6,jena – louisiana,legal trial,human rights,monroe – louisiana

5. Louisiana Town Prepares For Civil Rights Gathering

Louisiana Town Prepares For Civil Rights Gathering Source:Getty

JENA, LA – SEPTEMBER 19: Rita Johnson and Kevin Dozier cook out front of their house under a sign that reads ‘Support the Jena 6’ on September 19, 2007 in Jena, Louisiana. Thousands of protesters are expected for a march on the Louisiana town of Jena tomorrow morning in protest of the criminal trial of six black teens charged in an alleged attack on a white classmate. The fight was sparked between the youths after several nooses were hung from a tree at a high school. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images) usa,law,justice – concept,reading,cooking,louisiana,protest,placard,residential building,jena 6,jena – louisiana

6. The Jena 6

The Jena 6 Source:Getty

JENA, LA – AUGUST 6: A meeting of the parents of the Jena 6 August 6, 2007 in Jena, Louisianna. The 6 black students are going to stand trial for attempted murder after assaulting a white student at Jena High School in the culmination of a year of racial tension in the school. Over the last year there has been an undercurrent of racial tension in the town which has led to outbreaks of violence between white and black students. The tension escelated after an incident under a tree favoured by white students. When a black student attempted to sit under the tree the next day 3 nooses were found hanging from the branches. In the latest outbreak of violence 6 black students attacked a white student who denies provoking them. The 6 black students are now known as the Jena 6 and are currently awaiting trial for attempted murder in a hotly disputed case. (Photo by Brent Stirton/Getty Images) usa,parent,meeting,social issues,louisiana,racism,murder,jena 6,jena – louisiana

7. The Jena 6

The Jena 6 Source:Getty

JENA, LA – AUGUST 6: Theo Shaw, 18, (left) and Robert Bailey Jr., 17, (right) and Bailey’s mother Caseptla Bailey (center), two members of the Jena 6 August 6, 2007 in Jena, Louisianna. The 6 black students are going to stand trial for attempted murder after assaulting a white student at Jena High School in the culmination of a year of racial tension in the school . Shaw spent 7 months in jail subsequent to the incident and Bailey spent 4 months inside, neither could afford to post bail and both are still to be tried on the charges of attempted murder. Shaw now lives with the Bailey’s despite their economically challenged circumstances. Over the last year there has been an undercurrent of racial tension in the town which has led to outbreaks of violence between white and black students. The tension escelated after an incident under a tree favoured by white students. When a black student attempted to sit under the tree the next day 3 nooses were found hanging from the branches. In the latest outbreak of violence 6 black students attacked a white student who denies provoking them. The 6 black students are now known as the Jena 6 and are currently awaiting trial for attempted murder in a hotly disputed case. (Photo by Brent Stirton/Getty Images) people,usa,mother,social issues,louisiana,racism,murder,jena 6,jena – louisiana

8. House Holds Hearing On Jena Six

House Holds Hearing On Jena Six Source:Getty

WASHINGTON – OCTOBER 16: U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Louisiana Donald Washington (L) testifies as Counsel to the Assistant Attorney General at the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Justice Department Lisa Krigsten looks on during a hearing before the House Judiciary Committee October 16, 2007 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. The hearing was to focus on ‘Jena Six,’ the six black high school students in Jena, Louisiana who were arrested for a school fight in which a white student was beaten and charged with attempted murder. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images) usa,headshot,looking,politics,government,washington dc,court hearing,murder,capitol hill,attorney general,testimony,house judiciary committee,jena 6

9. Jena Louisiana Civil Rights Gathering

Jena Louisiana Civil Rights Gathering Source:Getty

JENA, LA – SEPTEMBER 20: Brandon Citizen, a student at Prarie View A&M University holds a sign to support the ‘Jena Six’ during a civil rights march September 20, 2007 in Jena, Louisiana. Thousands of protesters have gathered for a march on the Louisiana town of Jena in protest of the criminal trial of six black teens charged in an alleged attack on a white classmate. The fight was sparked between the youths after several nooses were hung from a tree at a high school. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images) usa,headshot,law,support,holding,justice – concept,student,louisiana,protest,placard,marching,jena 6,jena – louisiana,legal trial,human rights

10. The Jena 6

The Jena 6 Source:Getty

JENA, LA – AUGUST 6: Scenes from the Louisiana town of Jena, August 6, 2007, Jena, Louisiana. Over the last year there has been an undercurrent of racial tension in the town which has led to outbreaks of violence between white and black students. The tension escelated after an incident under a tree favoured by white students. When a black student attempted to sit under the tree the next day 3 nooses were found hanging from the branches. In the latest outbreak of violence 6 black students attacked a white student who denies provoking them. The 6 black students are now known as the Jena 6 and are currently awaiting trial for attempted murder in a hotly disputed case. (Photo by Brent Stirton/Getty Images) usa,social issues,louisiana,racism,murder,town,jena 6,jena – louisiana,scenics – nature

11. The Jena 6

The Jena 6 Source:Getty

JENA, LA – AUGUST 6: Scenes from the Louisiana town of Jena, August 6, 2007, Jena, Louisiana. Over the last year there has been an undercurrent of racial tension in the town which has led to outbreaks of violence between white and black students. The tension escelated after an incident under a tree favoured by white students. When a black student attempted to sit under the tree the next day 3 nooses were found hanging from the branches. In the latest outbreak of violence 6 black students attacked a white student who denies provoking them. The 6 black students are now known as the Jena 6 and are currently awaiting trial for attempted murder in a hotly disputed case. (Photo by Brent Stirton/Getty Images) usa,social issues,louisiana,racism,murder,town,jena 6,jena – louisiana,scenics – nature

12. Boss Bastian from St. Louis, Mo., holds

Boss Bastian from St. Louis, Mo., holds Source:Getty

Boss Bastian from St. Louis, Mo., holds a dummy being hanged by a noose in front of the LaSalle Parish Courthouse, in Jena, Louisiana, 20 September, 2007, to symbolize what he says happens to blacks in America, during a national vigil for the Jena 6. Thousands of protesters have gathered for a march on the Louisiana town of Jena in protest of the criminal trial of six black teens charged in an alleged attack on a white classmate. The fight was sparked between the youths after several nooses were hung from a tree at a high school. AFP PHOTO/Matthew HINTON (Photo credit should read Matthew HINTON/AFP/Getty Images) usa,politics,symbol,louisiana,protest,st. louis,memorial vigil,noose,jena 6,jena – louisiana,human rights