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14 thoughts on “Occupy Asheville moves from federal building to spot near City Hall

  1. Jeff Fobes

    According to the Asheville Citizen-Times on Monday evening, Nov. 14:
    “About 20 people were part of the camp that was set up in front of the Biltmore building.

    “Around 10:15 p.m. Monday, about a dozen Asheville Police officers came to the encampment asking those in the group to move to the sidewalk and off park property.

    “Members of the group maintained that they were on private property and not in the public park.”

    • Matthew Burd

      Its interesting to me that you choose to comment on every report of something that you don’t want to see in the news. Why don’t you just ignore it?

    • Barry Summers

      New here much, Mr. Burd? This is what TimPeck(1) does. Try to turn any topic into a thread about him. This is what people who can’t get elected or can’t afford naming rights do to keep their name alive, apparently.

    • Barry Summers

      Now, now, Barry: no snippiness needed today.

      Well OK – but you’ll let me know when, right?

  2. Unaffiliated Voter

    hmm, how can we spin the historical comparison to another infamous grassy knoll?

  3. Margaret Williams

    “Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.” Albert Einstein

    In other news: Occupy Asheville has again moved to the Biltmore building sidewalks

  4. Selene22

    Well, I am interested. I don’t hang on every word, but a daily update is appreciated.

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