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Occupy Norristown Holds Candlelight Vigil In Worldwide Solidarity March

Occupy Norristown marched in solidarity with activists worldwide last night to bring light to the issue of police brutality and increased militarization of municipal and state police departments.


Norristown – Occupy Norristown marched in solidarity with activists worldwide last night to bring light to the issue of police brutality and increased militarization of municipal and state police departments. The group gathered at their “homebase”, the Norristown courthouse steps, where they have been holding frequent “Occupation” rallies since shortly after the Occupy Wall Street protests began in New York City last September. They then marched, with translucent cupped candles down Main Street to DeKalb, up DeKalb to Arch St and over to the Norristown Borough Building.

“Just to be clear, we have had no problems with the Norristown Police. They have been very professional ever since we started protesting late last year.”, said Karen Rose, one of the core organizers of Occupy Norristown. “This is in solidarity with the victims who have remained non-violent and have had to bear pepper spray, clubs, flash grenades, sound weapons and all manner of non lethal tactical weaponry, not only across the United States but around the world.

The Candlelight vigil was called for by the group Anonymous who have been loosely tied to Wikileaks which releases both government and corporate secrets obtained by computer infiltration. Wikileaks made news again this week when they released the emails obtained from a “private intelligence gathering company” that has private contracts with many governments and so called 1% corporations..

Occupy Norristown is a local band that gathers and hold actions in support of Occupy Wall Street. They can be found on facebook or by email at ont@gmail.com

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Walter Ebmeyer March 01, 2012 at 10:32 AM
Let's be clear about this: there is NO connection of any kind between Occupy Norristown and Wikileaks.

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