Occupy Raleigh marks first anniversary with rally

Occupy Raleigh marks first anniversary with rally

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CHARLOTTE, NC - SEPTEMBER 04: A protestor flashes a peace sign during a standoff with police at the Democratic National Convention September 4, 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina. Police officers from around the country are in Charlotte to provide security for the Democratic National Convention which begins today and runs through Thursday. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

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by Associated Press

WCNC.com

Posted on October 13, 2012 at 6:48 PM

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- The Occupy Raleigh movement is marking its first anniversary with a rally on the grounds of the State Capitol. 

The rally will be held from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday. Occupy Raleigh is celebrating a new movement promoting the interests of Americans who aren't among the country's richest 1 percent.  

The event also will collect food, winter coats and blankets for the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina and other charities.  

Protesters held a rally Oct. 15, 2011 at the Capitol, and demonstrated for several weeks. Twenty protesters were arrested for refusing the leave the Capitol grounds after the rally. Others were arrested when authorities cleared the sidewalk where they set up after the rally.  
 

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