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Occupy Little Rock

During a planning meeting on Monday night, Occupy Little Rock — the local offshoot of the Occupy Wall Street protests in New York City, and part of a network of hundreds of related, city-specific protest movements around the globe — picked a time and locations for this Saturday's anti-corporate protest march in Little Rock.

Marchers will gather at 9 a.m. at Riverfest Amphitheatre near the River Market, with the march scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. The assembled group of about 100 voted Tuesday night (by way of a sometimes-confusing series of hand signals) to picket the following locations during the march: the headquarters of investment firm Stephens Inc., the downtown Little Rock branch of Bank of America, the U.S. Federal Building and the Arkansas State Capitol. The Clinton Presidential Library and a local gas company were nominated as possible picket sites during the meeting, but were quickly voted down.

The group plans to vote soon to choose leadership for a number of working groups within the larger Occupy Little Rock movement, including legal, medical, public relations and tech teams. Organizers said they're also currently looking for a place in Little Rock where they can camp overnight, which will serve as a central hub for what they say will be an ongoing, long-term protest. Might we suggest looking into the Clinton Presidential Park? Lots of green space and parking lots down there, and ol' Bill did some protesting of his own in his youth.

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