"Christmas with Oscar Home" says the banner held at the march for the liberation of Puerto Rican political prisoner Oscar López Rivera. Photo from 32 X Oscar.

“Christmas with Oscar Home” says the banner held at the march in San Juan for the liberation of Puerto Rican political prisoner Oscar López Rivera. Photo from 32 X Oscar.

Thousands of people are marching today in San Juan, Puerto Rico, in favor of the liberation of Oscar López Rivera, imprisoned in the United States 32 years ago on charges of “seditious conspiracy.”  López Rivera, 70, is a fighter for the independence of Puerto Rico, a colony of the United States. Politicians, artists, and many people across different ideologies have united to ask the president of the United States, Barack Obama, to pardon López Rivera, who has been called the longest held political prisoner in the western hemisphere. To follow the demonstration live, click here. For more information on Oscar López Rivera, see the Facebook pages 32 X Oscar and Free Oscar López Rivera Now. Also, follow the conversation under hashtag #FreeOscarLopez.