Gov. Haley Evicts Occupy Columbia from Statehouse

 

19 Nonviolent Protestors Arrested for “Trespassing”

Violating Their First Amendment Rights

In the midst of a downpour last night, SC’s Department of Protective Services arrested 19 nonviolent protestors for refusing to “peaceably disassemble” as ordered by Gov. Haley during a press conference earlier in the day.  Haley’s legal grounds are highly questionable to say the least.  For 33 Days Occupy Columbia has worked with the authorities at the Statehouse to resolve any issues, but now Gov. Haley is using exaggerated issues as a pretext to shut them down.  As Carolina Peace board member Walid Hakim said while being arrested, “ This is what is necessary to ensure our First Amendment rights are protected.  If people don’t stand up, then they will be taken away.”

Stand up for the right to dissent!  Support Occupy Columbia.

1. Join Occupy Columbia at the Statehouse TODAY! Help us create a critical mass for change.

2. DONATE! to Occupy Columbia via their website: http://occupycolumbiasc.org/

3. Give Gov. Haley some feedback: 803-734-2100.

4. Follow Occupy Columbia online (Facebook, livestream, Twitter, etc. etc)

5. Not in Columbia?  Help build the Occupy movement in your part of SC.  See links

Videos, Occupy Columbia Contact Info & Links to Occupy groups across SC:

Click Read More.

 

Videos

WLTX Coverage of Arrests:

http://www.wltx.com/video/1280033125001/1/11-PM-Report-Occupy-Columbia-Arrests

First Amendment Attorney Responds to Occupy Arrests (with Jay Bender)

http://www.wltx.com/news/article/159260/2/First-Amendment-Attorney-Responds-to-Occupy-Arrests

Occupy Columbia Contact Info

Web: http://occupycolumbiasc.org/

Email: occupycolumbia@gmail.com

Phone: Leave message on the Occupy Columbia line: 803-543-6082

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/occupycolumbia

Occupy Facebook Group LINKS:

Occupy Charleston: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Occupy-Charleston-SC/270339779654897

Occupy Greenville: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Occupy-Greenville-SC/258019170906162

Occupy Spartanburg: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Occupy-Spartanburg/143043885794936

Occupy Anderson, SC: https://www.facebook.com/occupyanderson

Occupy Aiken, SC: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Occupy-Aiken-SC/121550744619337?ref=ts

Occupy Augusta, GA: https://www.facebook.com/pages/OCCUPY-AUGUSTA/178325418914632

Occupy Myrtle Beach: https://www.facebook.com/OccupyMyrtleBeach

Occupy the Pee Dee: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Occupy-The-Pee-Dee-SC/171798422905733

Occupy Upstate South Carolina: https://www.facebook.com/groups/occupy3rdwestsc/

Occupy Together in South Carolina: https://www.facebook.com/groups/296383090378020/

 

 

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