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The protests begin to gather steam

Student protest 2It’s beginning to look more and more like this will be a spring and summer of protest and direct action against the ongoing corporate takeover of state government. This week featured multiple demonstrations and 20 arrests of peaceful demonstrators in Raleigh.

Now, organizers are calling for another mass demonstration next Tuesday May 7 at 3:00 pm at the General Assembly. Stay tuned for more details.

Meanwhile, click here for information on how you can contribute to the legal defense fund for the students arrested yesterday. You can read more about the students’ positions and decisions by clicking here.

 

 

 

5 Comments

  1. Frances Jenkins

    May 2, 2013 at 8:10 pm

    James Carville, Democratic Strategist, just said many in this group were criminals and needed to be arrested. Go James.

  2. Andrew Gorman

    May 2, 2013 at 11:31 pm

    Francis, you make no sense. They are criminals for protesting? The real criminals are those on Wall Street, and those who screw over everyday working class families.

  3. Frances Jenkins

    May 3, 2013 at 6:30 am

    Why in the hell have they been arrested? You make no sense.

  4. david esmay

    May 3, 2013 at 10:39 am

    Because the NC Teapublicans see the first amendment, civil liberties, and voting rights as unnecessary privileges.

  5. Doug Gibson

    May 3, 2013 at 4:07 pm

    I’m pretty sure Frances is talking about Carville’s appearance on O’Reilly, in which the subject was the May Day protests in Seattle. Why she thinks Carville would be talking about a fairly low-key civil disobedience action in Raleigh is anyone’s guess.