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New Group Joins Occupy El Paso Protesters

Sunday, October 23, 2011 - 10:10pm

EL PASO-- There's something new at the Occupy El Paso protest in Downtown El Paso.

Protesters have set up a tipi in San Jacinto Plaza. It joins the tents and makeshift campsites already there.

The protest started last week. Occupy El Paso is protesting corporate greed and social injustice.

Sunday, members of a Native American church joined the demonstration. They're hoping the new tipi will send a strong message.

“We're setting up a tipi here as power of presence. Indigenous people have been overshadowed for too long. Our voices are aligned here with Occupy El Paso. We're demanding respect for Mother Earth, respect for humanity, we're demanding respect for our ancestors,” Cesmelli De Aztlan said.

Occupy El Paso has a permit from the city to protest at the plaza for another two weeks.  

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