Gerry Canavan

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A Free Yoga Class Sunday Afternoon Was the First Such Use of the Space, Just Before the Arrests

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Wielding assault rifles, about 20 police in riot gear stormed a derelict commercial property in the heart of Chapel Hill, NC, on Sunday afternoon, arresting activists who had taken over the space the night before. According to the Raleigh News & Observer, dozens shouted, “Shame! Shame! Shame!” as the arrests were made. A Chapel Hill Transit bus in front of the building with a Wells Fargo ad prompted the chant, “Who do they serve? Wells Fargo! Who do they protect? Wells Fargo!”

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November 13, 2011 at 8:56 pm

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  1. Police justification, via The News & Observer: “‘Officers also learned that strategies used by anarchists in other communities included barricading themselves in buildings, placing traps in buildings, and otherwise destroying property,’ said the statement released by Sgt. Josh Mecimore. ‘The group in the…building used large banners to obscure the windows to the business and strategically placed members on the roof as look-outs.'”

    Lindsey

    November 14, 2011 at 12:03 am


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