Make friends: Occupy smaller towns

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Occupy Bangor rallies during the day. And handful of people sleep on the library grounds overnight.
Occupy Bangor rallies during the day. And handful of people sleep on the library grounds overnight.
Photo: Occupy Bangor

One benefit of occupying out-of-the-way places is that there are generally fewer of you, and that might make it easier to get along with the neighbors. Occupy Bangor (Maine, of course) just got permission from the public library to continue camping on the library grounds. From the Bangor Daily News:

[Library director Barbara] McDade said demonstrators have been careful to set up their tents away from the library’s children’s area.

“So far Occupy Bangor has been very cooperative. Anything that we have asked them to do they have done it,” said McDade.

McDade cited the First Amendment right to freedom of speech as a major reason the board decided not to pursue adopting a policy.

“We do believe deeply in the First Amendment, so they do have the right to share their views with the public,” she said.

Visits to the Bangor library have gone up since Occupy Bangor moved in. Ms. McDade says parents have been bringing their kids by so they can see how protest works in America. (Bonus: The list of Occupations everywhere is impressive.)

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Make friends: Occupy smaller towns

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