Gulf Coast activists protested Monday at Federal Emergency Management Agency headquarters in Washington, demanding new housing for Hurricane Katrina survivors.
The activists also protested the latest deadline for evicting about 5,000 residents living in FEMA trailers, the McClatchy News Service reported.
“The people of the Gulf Coast don’t want FEMA trailers,” Michele Roberts of the Advocates for Environmental Human Rights said Monday. “They want to rebuild homes.”
FEMA backed off the May 30 eviction deadline while one protester said, “A dry roof over a toxic trailer beats no roof at all,” referencing the discovery that FEMA trailers were laced with formaldehyde.
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1. Officials turn the Eiffel Tower lights off, as Paris goes dark following multiple terror attacks.
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2. Victims lie on the ground after an attack on Rue Bichat in Central Paris.
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3. A young woman cries at a vigil held by a local French community in Sydney.
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4. A single rose following multiple terror attacks in the French city of Paris.
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5. Players and officials have a moment of silence for victims during the Newcastle v. Central Coast round 6 A-league match.
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6. Workers wash blood off of the floor outside of Le Carillon bar.
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7. Workers wash blood off the floor outside of Le Carillon bar.
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8. A woman sends her love.
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9. Two friends hug in the wake of multiple terror attacks in Paris.
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10. Residents leave flowers for victims and their loved ones.
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11. At least 127 people were left dead following multiple terror attacks in Paris on Friday.
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12. Residents leave flowers for victims and their loved ones.
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13. Blood from the scene following the Bataclan Theatre attack.
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