Coalition condemns the start of St. Bernard Demolition

The Coalition to Stop the Demolition stands with Survivors' Village and residents of St. Bernard in calling for a halt to the demolition of the St. Bernard public housing apartments. Demolition of the apartments began yesterday (2/18/08) on the heels of a lawsuit filed in Civil District Court on Friday (2/15/08) calling for the City Council's demolition decisions to be declared null and void due to violation of Sunshine laws at the December 20, 2007 City Council meeting where hundreds opposed to demolition were locked out of the meeting, pepper-sprayed, tasered, and arrested.
 
The demolition is also proceeding despite