Wednesday, March 07, 2018
Cemetery protest at HOC today 4:45 PM
HOC, after taking heat from protesters for several months, has publicly backed off from an explosive plan to build a parking garage on top of the graves. However, they haven't ruled out doing so in the future, and have so far refused to allow an archaeological study to delineate the gravesites. In fact, commission chair Jackie Simon has not even acknowledged receipt of a letter from Macedonia Baptist Church Pastor Segun Adebayo asking for permission for cadaver dogs to search the property.
At today's meeting, the church and organizer SURJ will present a petition reiterating the pastor's request, signed by members of the community.
HOC's headquarters is located at 10400 Detrick Avenue in Kensington. Be forewarned that parking is very limited, as all of the parking lots are hogged by HOC, despite all we the taxpayers contribute to the HOC. There are some street parking spaces, and the surrounding residential neighborhood has permit parking restrictions. For that reason, carpool if you can.