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By Rhian Sasseen ’12
Published: 
Friday, October 7, 2011
Updated: 
Friday, October 7, 2011 13:10

NORTHAMPTON, Mass. – Occupy Northampton, the local branch of the ongoing Occupy Wall Street protests that began in New York City on September 17th and have since spread across the nation, staged their own event from eight a.m. to eight p.m. on Thursday, October 6th in downtown Northampton, directly in front of the local Bank of America branch. In doing so, the protesters hoped, as organizer and local Northampton resident Seth Newton explained in an e-mail interview, to “give people hope that feel hopeless and alone in their sense of discontent in our country.”

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