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Area residents travel to support the 'Jena Six'

Members of the American Postal Workers Union Local 118 chartered a bus from Columbus to Jena, La., to protest the charges against the “Jena Six.” 6 controversy. Bill Madison, president of the Columbus chapter branch of the NAACP, said about 30 protesters from the valley area would arrive in Jena for the protest today.

Above, from left, the union's Resource Director Tracy Arnold, President Shirley Garris and Vice President Jessie Day wait for riders to gather. Forty-six people were riding the bus to Louisiana on Wednesday night.

At right, passengers prepare to board the bus at the Kmart on Macon to Louisiana on Wednesday night. Forty-six people were expected to ride the bus to participate in the protest.