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Thousands march on Wall Street South

Protest sends message: We need jobs, housing, justice - not war!
By staff |
September 3, 2012
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Steff Yorek (left) of the Committee to Stop FBI Repression with Sara Flounders of the International Action Center. (Fight Back! News/Staff)

Charlotte, NC - Organizers estimate that more than 2500 people from throughout the South and across the U.S. braved the heat, filling the streets of Charlotte on Sept. 2 for the March on Wall Street South. The demonstration confronted the banks and corporations headquartered in Charlotte that are wreaking havoc on communities throughout the country and raised a people’s agenda for jobs and justice as the Democratic National Convention convenes here.

Participants came from cities throughout North Carolina, including Winston-Salem, Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill, Rocky Mount, Greenville, Asheville, Fayetteville, Greensboro and Wilmington. Many traveled hours from cities such as Baltimore, Maryland; Atlanta, Georgia; Greenville, Mississippi; Washington, D.C.; Tampa, Florida; Pittsburgh and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and New York City. A bus of more than 40 people, many of whom are being foreclosed on by Bank of America and who are unemployed, spent 15 hours traveling from Detroit, Michigan.

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