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Occupy St. Louis
5:55 pm
Wed March 14, 2012

Activists gather in St. Louis for Occupy Midwest conference

Jay R. Kurtz Jr. speaks at a press conference at Kiener Plaza.
Joseph Leahy/St. Louis Public Radio

Occupy movements from across the country are gathering this week in St. Louis to revive their populist protests against banks, corporations and government.

Rachael Perrotta, a media coordinator from Occupy Chicago said the regional conference will stage at least four non-violent group actions in St. Louis against various companies including Monsanto.

“Welcome to the American Spring," Perrotta said. "Our movement is expanding. We're growing. Winter was the time for internal organizing. Spring is the time to get back into the streets." 

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