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International Human Rights Day -- domestic edition

In Bangor this morning, three former New Orleans relief workers locked themselves together this morning, and refused to leave the Margaret Chase Smith federal building, to protest the proposed destruction of 4,500 public housing units in New Orleans, Louisiana.

The local event is one of many scheduled for today -- International Human Rights Day. Here's an op-ed from the UMaine Orono student newspaper that echoes the sentiment.

Calls to one of the demonstrator's cell phones were forwarded straight to voice mail, so we don't yet know how the protest was received.

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