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As awareness of the scandalous nature of Trayvon Martin's killing and aftermath spreads nation-wide, Occupy joins the fray, marching with thousands of other Martin family supporters in a “million hoodie march” last night in Union Square to protest the killing and ensure justice is served. Martin's killer remains at large. The group later went back to the financial district and mounted the bull while police looked on. Democracynow.org, abcnews.com
NYU local carries word that as the trees bloom (early) in New York, the hibernation is over and all roads for Occupy lead to the May 1 General Strike. The occupymay1st.org site is up, and general assemblies from Boston, Chicago, Portland, Oakland and many other major cities are already to be signed up to be participating.
Trumka at the AFL-CIO is reported to be expressing support for the idea, working title “ A Day Without the 99%” obrag.org
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Occupy Wall Street is urging a National Strike Day on May 1 in protest of what its calling police brutality employed by NYPD on this past weekend's demonstrators. Police tactics were protested yesterday during a Manhattan press conference attended by OWS activists who were joined by New York City City Councilors like Ydanis Rodriguez, who called for the enactment by the council of a “Protester's Bill of Rights.” For the general strike, participants are urged to stay at home and not spend money in NYC. Businessweek.com, Wall Street Journal Online has more details on the press conference