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Civil rights activist Cornel West brings his message to Gainesville

[audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/Showtease.mp3] A nationally known activist and academician, speaking in Gainesville today, stopped by the Bo Diddley Plaza to lend support to members of the Occupy movement.  Cornel West, who will speak tonight at University of Florida, offered his support to those downtown. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/spotCornellWestbite.mp3] Civil rights activist West, a professor at …

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Occupy Gainesville protestors arrested over the weekend

Gainesville police officers arrested three occupy gainesville protesters early Saturday morning for violation of a city ordinance. The protestors illegally gathered at the Bo Diddley Community Plaza after the park had closed. Vietnam war veteran John Fullerton was among the 23 protestors  arrested Saturday morning. He gave an insiders look at the series …

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Protests continue during “Occupy Gainesville”

Occupy Gainesville protests continue today, despite a number of arrests last night. WUFT-FM’s Bothaina Saleh says spirits remain high. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/news/files/2011/10/BETH-VOICER.mp3] Protesters continue to “occupy” the Bo Diddley Plaza in Downtown Gainesville, although permitting problems prevent them from staying overnight.  This is the third day of organized rallying.

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Alachua County’s Rod Smith votes Thursday

Rod Smith of Alachua, who is on the state democratic ticket as a lieutenant governor candidate emphasized the importance of early voting in downtown Gainesville today (Thursday). After speaking to a crowd of supporters at the Bo Diddley Plaza, Smith submitted his own early voting ballot to the Supervisor of …

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