Occupy Birmingham Press Release November 17th Solidarity and Grievance Action
While by no means speaking anyone for any other, the resolute of Occupy Birmingham through their General Assembly consent to notice of the intent to demonstrate at 7 PM, November 17th at Kelly Ingram Park. The nature of the demostration will be a March and midnight oil vigil to express solidarity and join in protest as response to treatment by law enforcement of non-violent Occupy Wall Street protesters in rightful assembly.
In south Manhattan, early this morning, the New York Police Dept -with the muscle of the world’s 5th largest standing army, began a reckless and unjust assault against Occupy Wall Street demonstrators in Zuccotti Park. Throughout the course of the day and under the shroud of an enforced media blackout, demonstrators as well as journalists, have been forcibly silenced and apprehended in the course of their non-violent exercise of their First Amendment rights. Occupy Birmingham stands both in solidarity with Occupy Wall Street protesters and marches in protest of the attack on the inalienable Constitutional rights of free speech for all that this action constitutes.
As was said only several blocks away from where we stand, “An injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., “Letter from a Birmingham Jail”
We are Occupy Birmingham