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Pastors Challenge Mayor Landrieu in Press Conference

courthouse (WDSU) – A group of ministers came together Tuesday morning to call on Mayor Mitch Landrieu to end “racially divisive politics” and lay out a plan to move the city forward.

Pastors for a Better New Orleans held a news conference on the steps of the Algiers Courthouse to deliver their message to the head of the city.

“Our effort is dedicated to supporting effective black leaders in our community and defending them against political attacks,” the Rev. Tom Watson of Watson Memorial Teaching Ministries said. “This city is more segregated now than it was before the storm. We want the mayor to just give us the true facts, stop hiding, be honest with us so we can work on facts and move forward and walk in the darkness.”

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