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Tag: Occupy


Protests interrupt Rick Santorum speech

Upon further review, maybe it wasn’t the best site to host a rally for a Republican presidential candidate.

Outside the Washington State History Museum downtown, Santorum is speaking in a beautiful setting — one that is right next to the Occupy Tacoma encampment.

Santorum had no sooner started speaking than Occupy activists in the crowd interrupted him with chants. Police hauled some of them off but chants could still be heard throughout his speech, often drowned out by the mostly supportive crowd’s cheers.

Santorum quickly turned them into the focus of his speech.

There are going to be people in this

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‘Occupy Oly’ to resist; Gregoire explains eviction

Gov. Chris Gregoire said today “it is time” to clear Heritage Park of the “Occupy Olympia protest encampment and the two-month protest. But advocates of the protests who say they are highlighting economic inequality in the United States say they will push back with a march at 4 p.m. today against a state order to vacate the park by 12:01 a.m. tomorrow [Friday].

A statement from Occupy’s unnamed “media team” says a 4 p.m. march and 10 p.m. assembly are planned “for camp defense and witness.”

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