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Blue_In_AK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-16-11 04:49 AM
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Occupy Fairbanks erects warming tent; city objects
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From the Anchorage Daily News:

Occupy Fairbanks protesters have defied regulations by setting up a small canvas tent with a wood stove for staying warm in a move that drew heat Tuesday from officials.

The protesters said the tent and stove are crucial for them to keep exercising their constitutional rights of free speech and assembly.

The protesters set up the canvas wall tent in Veterans Memorial Park.

Winter is upon Alaska's second-largest city, where overnight temperatures were expected to plummet to minus 35 degrees.

"We decided to go against the regulations," said Forrest Andresen, an Occupy Fairbanks protester and linguistics student at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. "We believe the regulations are infringing upon our First Amendment rights."


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