NEW YORK — Supporters of López are urging people to call the White House every Friday at (202) 456-1111 to tell Obama to release López.
Call to Action on Puerto Rico held a protest here Dec. 21 demanding freedom for López and denouncing U.S. colonial rule.
On Christmas Day, 35 Women for Oscar are enhancing their monthly protest, adding bomba y plena music and inviting supporters to bring their families to Times Square at 4 p.m. They will chant for 35 minutes, one for each year López has been in jail.
On Jan. 6, López’s birthday, there will be “Free Oscar López” contingents in Three Kings Day parades in cities across the United States and Puerto Rico. “Many churches in Puerto Rico will dedicate their masses that day to Oscar,” his brother said.
A Jan. 11 East Coast action is planned for Washington, D.C.