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OccupyDallas General Assembly Votes 47-21 to Move to City Hall Park


Dallas, TX—(ENEWSPF)–Oct. 14, 2011 — The General Assembly (GA) of OccupyDallas held a vote concerning an offer from the city to relocate their tents and shelters to City Hall Park which will serve as a base for continued protests during the day at Pioneer Plaza. The vote was passed 47-21 and the relocation of tents and shelters will begin Sunday afternoon.

Friday marks the start of the movement’s second week and protesters eagerly await the march planned for 1 p.m. Saturday which has been coordinated with other movements across the nation. The march will begin at Pioneer Park and protesters will then head to the Goldman Sachs building. Standing in solidarity with each other has been a foundational principle for the Occupy movements which have kept in contact with each other regularly. Organizers have utilized social networking sites such as Twitter and Facebook to share needs and information concerning the occupations across America. For OccupyDallas, this new location at the park located on City Hall grounds will serve as a headquarters for the group.

More information can also be found at www.occupydallas.org.

The OccupyDallas movement began Thursday, Oct 6 with a march from Pike Park to the Federal Reserve building. Over 1,000 people gathered to protest corporate greed and money influencing the government. The movement currently has more than 150 members occupying Pioneer Plaza in downtown, with hundreds more joining in daily for marches to various corporations and banks throughout the city. The movement stands in solidarity with similar Occupy movements happening across the nation and the world, including the original Occupy Wall Street protest that featured tens of thousands of marchers and continues to grow.

Source: www.occupydallas.org


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