A hero sacrifices a great deal – sometimes their life – for a cause much bigger than themselves. For this reason Oscar López Rivera and Don Pedro Albizu Campos are great heroes.
They were both jailed for “seditious conspiracy against the United States.” In other words…they believed in the independence of Puerto Rico, and they were jailed for that belief.
Jailed by the US, the “leader of the free world.”
Yesterday in New York City, nearly 10,000 people marched to say FREE OSCAR LÓPEZ RIVERA NOW.
We marched through the streets of El Barrio, and let the world hear about Oscar.
Oscar’s head could be seen from every building, every corner.
NYC Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito was in the front ranks of the march.
The crowd stopped at 106th street, near the Julia de Burgos Cultural Center.
Old friends met each other. Oscar’s brother, José Lopez Rivera, celebrated the cause together with Assemblyman…
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