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Fri, Jan 20, 2012
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Occupy Knoxville to Protest Corporate Personhood

Occupy Knoxville announced today that a small group of protestors will be disrobing in public to protest on the second anniversary of the Supreme Court's "Citizens United" ruling. This ruling allowed corporations to give unlimited amounts of money to influence elections and has led to the creation of so-called Super PACs. The protest is to take place on Friday, January 20, from 11:00 until 1:00 outside the Howard H. Baker, Jr. U. S. Courthouse, on the corner of Main and Gay Streets. The group says that most participants will be involved in informational picketing and passing out literature. Occupy Knoxville participants say that they realize that it will be a long and arduous process to pass a Constitutional amendment, and the first step is to make sure that the public is aware of the issue and its ramifications. "Occupy Wall Street began as a response to the undue influence of corporations over our government, and that is still our central issue."

Event Location

Howard H. Baker, Jr. U. S. Courthouse, on the corner of Main and Gay Streets ("downtown" area)
Knoxville, TN 37902