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Friday, December 16, 2011

Hark! The Occupy rally & march in(to) Raleigh is tomorrow afternoon

Posted by on Fri, Dec 16, 2011 at 3:50 PM

The OccupyRaleigh encampment as it looked a week ago
  • The OccupyRaleigh encampment as it looked a week ago

"Tis the season to Occupy something, yes? (I mean, other than a checkout line at the mall?)

So tomorrow — Saturday, December 17 — the Walking Occupation marchers from #OWS will reach Raleigh, the halfway mark in their trek from New York City to Atlanta. They'll march into Raleigh in time for a 3:30 p.m. rally at Mordecai Historic Park. At 4:30, they and all who join them will step off toward the State Capitol. From the Capitol, the march will move to the Occupy Raleigh encampment in "the triangle" — the little one formed by Edenton and Hillsborough Streets at West Street.

I copied this missive from the Occupy Chapel Hill website. It's a call to everyone in the Triangle who's Occupied something or who's thought about Occupying something — and either way, shouldn't you be able to tell the (grand)kids that when the Occupation started that turned the ol' U.S. of A around, that you were in the vanguard?

RALLY IN RALEIGH!!! Meet at Mordecai Park at Dec. 17th, 3:30pm.

Triangle-Area Occupation Rally and March into Raleigh, NC on Saturday, December 17th 3:30pm, at Mordecai Historic Park. March at 4:30pm.

Join the Walking Occupation Marchers entering the Capitol City of North Carolina. They have walked close to 500 miles, from Occupy Wall Street in New York, and will continue another 500 miles to Atlanta, Georgia.

We call upon all Triangle-Area Occupiers to join us on this
momentous day marking the 3-month anniversary of the Occupying of Zuccotti Park, in Wall Street.

The Walkers will be coming into the city from the Northeast on Atlantic Avenue. Mordecai Historic Park will be the rally’s staging point. We will march past the State Capitol Building continuing to Occupy Raleigh’s encampment at Edenton Street and Hillsborough Street.

The Occupy Chapel Hill website is here.

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The Walking Occupation marchers from #OWS will reach Raleigh, the halfway mark in their trek from New York City to Atlanta, in time for a 3:30 p.m. rally at Mordecai Historic Park. At 4:30, they and all who join them will step off toward the State Capitol.

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