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Over 350 Turn Out for OccupyDallas Solidarity March


Dallas, TX—(ENEWSPF)–Oct. 15, 2011 — Dallas Police estimate that over 350 people attended the OccupyDallas solidarity march Saturday. The protest was coordinated with occupy movements across the United States as a show of unity between the several hundred occupations currently taking place. One protester, Wendy Crow reported that “As we marched, people were getting out of their cars and joining us.”

At 1 p.m. Saturday, protesters gathered together at Pioneer Plaza and began the 2 mile march to the Goldman Sachs building. Protesters carried signs, shouted slogans and raised their fists in the air in vocal opposition to the financial institutions which the marchers blame for the economic crisis. Crow, 35 year old resident of Waxahachie, has been involved with the group since October 6. Her husband Phillip operates the OccupyVeterans Facebook page and Twitter account. When asked why they joined the movement, Crow replied, “We believe that people can change, that there is good in the world and we want to be able to tell our children that when this happened, we were there.”

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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