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Photos from Occupy Asheville on Oct. 1

About 90-100 people gathered in Pritchard Park in downtown Asheville for Occupy Asheville.  The assembly covered a variety of issues, including capitalism, police, workers’ rights, food shortages, and environmentalism.  They had a water cooler and warm food for those in need.  Participants were encouraged to post their grievances on Facebook and YouTube, because Occupy Asheville […]

“No Nukes — No Kidding,” demonstrat­ors proclaimed Friday, July 15


A group of around 50 protestors, accompanied by a small marching band and a large, mock nuclear waste cask, carried signs from a rally at Pritchard Park to the Federal Building late Friday afternoon, July 15. Their message: nuclear waste is not welcome traveling on area roadways, nor in a repository once proposed for north Buncombe County.
Photos by Jerry Nelson.

Anarchists march in protest of APD, gentrifica­tion

Chanting “cops, pigs, murderers,” and “smash the state, burn the prisons, anarchy and communism,” about 40 people gathered in Pack Square early this evening to protest police actions (including the arrest of 11 alleged vandals on May 1) and gentrification. The group marched down near the Buncombe County jail and up to Pritchard Park.

Photo by Jerry Nelson