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Labor, other activists plan noisy greeting for General Assembly

You know the Republican-dominated state legislature is back in town when the first protest blossoms like springtime foliage. Greeting the General Assembly when it returns next week will be a noisy protest by labor and other groups, scheduled for Wednesday morning on Bicentennial Mall.

The clamorous "Pots & Spoons" demonstration is meant to raise a racket in the tradition of “cacerolazo” – a form of protest in some Spanish-speaking countries. They plan to bang their pots for 15 minutes straight to drown out the “corporate lobbyists and the right-wing ‘crazy train’” inside the state house.

Organizing the event are the N.C. State AFL-CIO, MoveOn.Org, Action NC, Triangle Jobs with Justice and others.


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Sounds fun! My sister and I

Sounds fun! My sister and I used to beat on pots in our backyard and had a parade with our dogs, cats, and ducks! Then Mother made us grow up.

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