‘Poverty Is Violence’: Inside the Poor People’s Campaign First Day of Action (Photo Essay)

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The Poor People’s campaign began in Washington, D.C. as thousands of activists, among them Reverends William Barber II and Liz Theoharis, co-chairs of The Poor People’s Campaign, as well as leaders of the Women’s March and other public figures, came together on Monday, during which time more than 200 people were detained.

Truthdig correspondent Michael Nigro’s photo essay is the first part of our exclusive six-week coverage.

PHOTO ESSAY | 26 photosThe Poor People's Campaign: 'Poverty Is Violence'

Inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King’s first iteration of the movement, the new group has charted 40 days of protest that span more than 30 states and will tackle inequality, climate change, U.S. military interventions, and several other pressing issues.

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