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Fri, Jul 25, 2014

Occupy Wall Street, Nashville style

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Lunchtime at Legislative Plaza will look a bit different Thursday.

In support of Occupy Wall Street, which has taken over New York City’s Brooklyn Bridge over the weekend and has staged sit-ins since early-September, a group of Tennesseans has planned a protest in Nashville.

The rapidly growing movement promotes “the separation of corporations from our government,” according to a news release.

“Occupy Nashville believes that corporate greed has corrupted our government, and 99 percent of the households in America have been harmed as a result,” the release states. “People have been crippled by job loss, exorbitant student loan debt, predatory home mortgages, and declining or stagnant wages in spite of increased worker productivity. Corporate takeover of government has ruined our standard of living and is threatening our future.

“The only solution is to remove their hand from our government.”

Tennesseans from all walks of life are coming together to raise awareness of this crisis and its root cause, the release continues.

“Occupy Nashville is not about party politics. We are parents, students, teachers, small business owners, workers, and the unemployed. We are the 99 percent,” it states.

An Occupy Murfreesboro Facebook page has been created, as well, but as of press time, there were no events planned for Murfreesboro.

Posts on the page encourage fans to attend the protest today in Nashville.

For more information please visit www.facebook.com/OccupyNashville.
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