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Occupy Raleigh packs up camp

Posted May 6, 2012

— Occupy Raleigh protesters packed up their encampment near Edenton Street Sunday to spend more time tackling economic equality issues, according to the group's Facebook page.

The group has rented a plot of land at Edenton and West streets in Raleigh since late November. Protests modeled after the Occupy Wall Street movement in New York City began in Raleigh in October.

Occupy Raleigh said it has spent too much time maintaining camp and not enough time fighting economic injustice.

Though they'll no longer be occupying the camp, the group plans to remain active. 


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  • Raven May 14, 2012

    The assumptions in the comments are not only fallacious but the same rhetoric that has been recycled and regurgitated for months, taken directly from the mouths of the propaganda machines disguised as "fair and balanced news". Before commenting on those assumptions, how about actually doing a little real research to find out if your argument holds water? You say "get a job" when in fact the percentage of those involved in movements or grassroots groups such as these have jobs. You refer to President Obama as "their socialist President" without realizing that the majority of the people involved in these protests are non-partisan. Open your minds and check your facts. Question your own beliefs. Don't just believe what you are told. Then if your opinion still differs from what you see in these movements, at least you may be able to offer a clear and intelligent argument to it.

  • tarheelfan41 May 9, 2012

    Mission Accomplished? lol
    Btw, Charlotte occupiers have been sent away too. The want everything hunk dory when King Obama comes parading in town. You've got the right to protest...when we say you do...where we say... and if nobody important is looking...or you don't tarnish our image. We will "give" you back your "rights" when WE feel like you can handle them. For now..BE GONE!!!

  • Duke _Nukem May 8, 2012

    Occupy Raleigh said it has spent too much time maintaining camp and not enough time fighting economic injustice.

    translation-We have ran out of free hand outs and because we don't have a job to earn money to pay for rent we have to leave.

  • jgilchr May 7, 2012

    "While the costs of the bank bailout are staggering, they are the costs of our way of life." - justincaseur2

    This tells me we seriously need to change our way of life if the banksters can scam us, then take a bailout from those they shafted in the first place.

  • TruthTemple May 7, 2012

    Now get a job and contribute to our economic society!!

  • MadMaxx May 7, 2012

    What is the Occupy movement going to do in Charlotte during the Dumacrat National convention. When there socialist president takes the stage at BANK OF AMERICA stadium..........Hum.....
    Something tells me that the media will be told that no television shot will be allowed to be broadcast in the background showing a BofA sign.

    You gotta love it.

  • stevee2 May 7, 2012

    Going back to mom and dads basement I guess.

  • jgilchr May 7, 2012

    justincaseur2 what handouts are they exactly looking for? I don't think wanting an end to a broken and corrupt system equates to wanting freebies. I know I am not looking for one and *gasp* I also have a job. As for the lack of respect for the system it really isn't deserving of much right now.

  • justincaseur2 May 7, 2012

    It's more the hypocrisy that I'm pointing out. T

    Here is a movement that claims to fight against economic injustice yet does nothing to help pay for the costs that the everyman is incurring so that they have the freedom to live like like a bunch of bums.

    While the costs of the bank bailout are staggering, they are the costs of our way of life.

  • jgilchr May 7, 2012

    justincaseur2 if you are so worried so much about "taxpayer money" how much did the "Too Big To Fail" banks cost the taxpayer in comparison to Occupy Raleigh? The latest TARP analysis according to Forbes is a 60 billion dollars as of 4/25. Far worse is the Fed's actual $7.7 TRILLION bailout of these institutions that crashed the economy. Yes I said trillion. That is where your outrage should be directed. I think that is just a bit worse than paying a few cops to deal with the protesters (most of which was done on regular shifts anyway).