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G_j Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-25-11 11:07 AM
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Asheville politicians, Texas Christians visit Occupy Asheville encampment
Edited on Tue Oct-25-11 11:10 AM by G_j
http://www.citizen-times.com/article/20111025/NEWS/310250033/People-faith-politics-visit-Asheville-occupiers?odyssey=mod%7Cnewswell%7Ctext%7CFrontpage%7Cs

Asheville politicians, Texas Christians visit Occupy Asheville encampment
Council to discuss campsite concerns

Written by
Casey Blake



ASHEVILLE Residents of the Occupy Asheville encampment were offered a touch of the holy Monday as a religious group washed the feet of protest participants at their Lexington Avenue digs.

The Texas-based religious group Time to Revive visited the parking lot under Interstate 240 where protesters have been camping out as part of the ongoing national Occupy Wall Street protests.

A lot of people have labeled these guys as weird and maybe written them off, said Kyle Martin, who led the group of about 45 to Asheville for a seven-day prayer tour around the city. But what were asking is, Where would Jesus go? And maybe thats right here.

The City Council is set to decide today how to deal with N.C. Department of Transportation concerns over where and if the campers should be moved, as well as whether to waive fees of around $2,000 the protesters owe for camping in a public parking lot.

About 40 tents were still standing under the overpass Monday, but many occupants were considering a change of campsite venue before todays meeting.
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- Carolina Stompers Protest Occupy Asheville

http://www.wlos.com/shared/newsroom/top_stories/videos/wlos_vid_5748.shtml

'Occupy Asheville' faced a protest of their own this weekend. Two members of the Carolina Stompers drove a large truck by the "occupy" camp Saturday morning and blared the horn. Counter-protest organizer Chad Nesbitt said he wanted to give Occupy Asheville a wake-up call. Nesbitt said the "occupy" movement is made up of socialists who are living off of taxpayer dollars. :rofl: Some members of 'Occupy Asheville' called the counter-protest was harassment.


Occupy Asheville: http://occupyasheville.org /




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tularetom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-25-11 11:11 AM
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1. WTF is a "Carolina Stomper"?
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G_j Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-25-11 11:14 AM
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2. Local RWingnuts:
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icnorth Donating Member (954 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-25-11 11:34 AM
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3. Sasquatch? n/t
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DocMac Donating Member (429 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-25-11 12:12 PM
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4. They washed their feet? For real? nt
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G_j Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-26-11 10:08 AM
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5. City: Occupy Asheville must move
http://www.citizen-times.com/article/20111026/NEWS/310260044/City-tells-Occupy-Asheville-group-move-its-camp

City: Occupy Asheville must move
But council members waive fees

10:05 PM, Oct. 25, 2011

ASHEVILLE Protesters inspired by the Occupy Wall Street demonstrations will now have to occupy a different part of the city.

Following concerns voiced by the state Department of Transportation, City Council directed protesters Tuesday to move a main camp from a parking lot under Interstate 240. No alternative site was offered.

Facing a full meeting room and an hour of public comment, council members voted 6-1 to end on

Friday the current agreement that has allowed Occupy Asheville protesters to stay in the lot off North Lexington Avenue without a permit.

Mayor Terry Bellamy, Vice Mayor Brownie Newman, and council members Jan Davis, Esther Manheimer, Bill Russell, Gordon Smith voted yes on the resolution. Councilman Cecil Bothwell voted no.
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