Video by Grace Kelly and Bill Prendergast
There is no joy in Busheville tonight. In fact, there’s nobody in Bushville. Police have shut down the protest site near the RNC and have arrested two people.
Recalling “Hoovervilles” from the great depression, the tent city dubbed “Bushville” sprung up Thursday in a park not too far away from the site of the Republican National Convention in St. Paul.
The camp was erected by the Poor People’s Economic Human Rights Campaign (PPEHRC) and was there to accommodate poor and homeless people arriving in the Twin Cities to protest and be a visible representation of poverty in the US during the RNC.