Walk of Freedom

In response to the 30th year of incarceration of Puerto Rican Political Prisoner Oscar Lopez Rivera, the National Boricua Human Rights Network (NBHRN) would like to announce the Freedom Walk. Members of the NBHRN have committed themselves to take up the physical and mental challenge of walking over 200 miles in ten days, from the Terre Haute, IN, location of prison where Lopez is being held, to Humboldt Park, Chicago, Lopez’s community. On Sunday, May 29 join the freedom walkers at Lincoln Methodist Church, 2242 S. Damen Ave., at 3pm, where there will be an Ecumenical Service for Lopez’s freedom. Following the service, the walk will continue on to Paseo Boricua at La Casita de Don Pedro, 2625 W Division St., to be met by a group of freedom cyclists from Glenview, IL, where Lopez was arrested in 1981, for a culminating celebration. The walk is part of an ongoing international campaign demanding the release of Puerto Rican Political Prisoner Oscar Lopez Rivera. Oscar López Rivera was arrested on May 29, 1981 and accused of seditious conspiracy. Serving a sentence of 70 years, he spent 12 years in total isolation. He has maintained his dignity and integrity in the face of difficult conditions, which were calculated to break his spirit. May 29th, 2011 marks his 30th year as a political prisoner.

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