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Monday, May 22, 2006
Going to Court for Nothing: Consumer Activists in CCP
A couple of years ago, we wrote about a small group that protested at Christiana Mall, in Buy Nothing and Get Arrested
The activists returned to the same mall this past November, to protest consumerism, and were arrested again. Two members of the group were set to appear in the Court of Common Pleas this morning.
The attorney representing the members of the group, Joe Hurley, informed the Wilmington News Journal that he would be asking for a continuance on todays' trial for two of the members, so that all four cases could be combined into one.
The group started a web site, and have been collecting money for their legal defense through the site. If you would like to find out more about them, and why they are protesting, they also have a new blog: Much Ado About Nothing.
The "Buy Nothing Day" movement seems to have spawned more than a couple of protests this past winter. Adbusters.org, which has been promoting the event has pictures and stories from more protests around the globe: Buy Nothing Day 2005.