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Groups to hold pre-Democratic convention protest



Published: Wed, May 30, 2012 @ 1:03 p.m.

Groups to hold pre-Democratic convention protest

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Charlotte has given permission to a coalition to hold a major protest the weekend before the Democratic National Convention.

The long-awaited permits are being issued after the Coalition to March on Wall Street South collected petitions with more than 1,000 names demanding that the North Carolina city approve the Sept. 2 protest. The petitions were handed to city leaders this week.

Coalition spokesman Ben Carroll said today that organizers have been pressuring the city since filing the permit paperwork eight months ago. The coalition plans to protest economic policies that hurt working families.

He called it a victory but says the groups still want Charlotte to take other measures, including repealing a new ordinance that tightens security during so-called extraordinary events.

The convention is being held Sept. 4-6.


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1AtownAugie(697 comments)posted 2 years, 3 months ago

"FORWARD -- To The 1930's!!"

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2captdinger(108 comments)posted 2 years, 3 months ago

I'm a retiree who moved from "the valley" to a little town just north of Charlotte, NC. I think I'll put together a coalition to protest economic policies that hurt retirees. Got to find something to protest.

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