Activists Urge Economic Boycott

Tuesday, October 23rd 2007, 6:20 pm
By: News On 6

ATLANTA (AP) -- Civil rights leaders are calling for a march on the Justice Department and an economic boycott next month. They believe the federal government is moving too slowly in dealing with hate crimes.

Speaking at a news conference in Atlanta, the Reverend Al Sharpton, Martin Luther King III and other activists called for Americans not to spend any money November 2nd. They also have announced initial plans for a march on Justice Department headquarters in Washington in mid-November.

Martin Luther King III says "the Justice Department is missing in action." He and others want officials to prosecute three white teens accused of hanging nooses outside a school in Jena, Louisiana.

The Justice Department says federal, state and local officials are aggressively investigating numerous noose hanging reports around the country.