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Occupy Fort Lauderdale Gathering Momentum; ACLU Sends Out Pamphlet of Protesting Rights

UPDATE: As of 10:20 a.m., there are now 250 people who say they're showing up on Saturday.

Occupy Fort Lauderdale appears to be picking up steam -- when we wrote Monday evening that the group announced its first meeting would be held on Saturday, there were about 20 or so people who confirmed on Facebook that they would be there.

There are now more than 200 people who say they'll be outside the Broward Main Public Library at 6 p.m. Saturday.

After many people said they won't be able to make it to the meeting due to Yom Kippur, the group is tentatively planning another gathering for Sunday.

The actual protesting has yet to begin, as the meeting on Saturday is more of a preface to the demonstrations so the group can organize itself.

"A core piece of this meeting will be to vote on time, place and logistics for a future demonstration as well as to delegate duties to those willing to volunteer," organizers write.

Meanwhile, amid all the Occupy gatherings going on around the state, the ACLU of Florida released a "Rights of Protesters" pamphlet that can tell you just about anything you'd need to know when encountering the po-po while protesting.

Anonymous also issued its own document called "Revolution: a how-to," which describes tips for a few different things, including the etiquette of a "consensus meeting" -- something the Occupy Fort Lauderdale folks have said they plan on utilizing during the meeting, similar to the methods of the Fort Lauderdale Food Not Bombs members.

Here's the new flier the Occupy Fort Lauderdale people cooked up:


You can visit the Occupy Fort Lauderdale website by clicking here.


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