It’s not as if the relative value of the location was lost on everyone. You just have to look at all the rallies and demonstrations they’ve held in the vicinity of the old Kmart since the springtime to see the importance at least some people place on it.
Demonstrators want an audience. They want to be seen. And you won’t be able to find someplace with more eyes than the corner of Larkin Avenue and Jefferson Street which, if it isn’t the busiest intersection in town, has to be near the top.
These demonstrations didn’t just start in the spring, either. They go back nearly 20 years to knucklehead white supremacist Brian Moudry and his band of nitwits, if not even further.
Moudry hasn’t been able to hold any racist rallies lately, as he’s been locked up in federal prison the last eight years or so for setting fire to the home of a Black family living down the street from him. But the corner has had plenty of activity over the last five months all the same.