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Occupy GR brings attention to Levin initiated repressive legislation

December 14, 2011

Late Wednesday afternoon, a small group of people involved with Occupy Grand Rapids held a protest in front of the federal building in downtown Grand Rapids.

In addition to holding signs for nearly two hours as motorists and pedestrians went passed, three members of the group attempted to go inside and talk with Senator Levin’s staff. They were denied entry because the Senator’s office was, “conducting interviews and would not be able to meet with anyone.”

Michigan Senator Carl Levin, along with Senator John McCain, introduced legislation (National Defense Authorization Act) that would allow “the military to pick up and imprison people, including U.S. citizens, without charging them or putting them on trial.”

Senator Levin has denied that such legislation would allow the military to imprison US citizens without charging them or putting them on trial. Levin is the current chair of the Senator Armed Services Committee.

Here is a short video where two members of Occupy GR speak to why they were protesting Senator Levin today.

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