Asheville Daily Planet
RSS Facebook
Threat of pro-Palestine protest prompts Asheville, Buncombe to close offices early
Friday, 24 November 2023 18:22

Fear of violence sends gov’t workers home, but tourists, locals fail to get forewarning

From Staff Reports
The fear of violence that could result from a pro-Palestine protest in downtown Asheville on Nov. 9 prompted all downtown Buncombe County and some Asheville city offices to close early — at 3 that afternoon — and remain closed the next day.

The rally, organized by Party for Socialism and Liberation - WNC, is part of a nationwide effort to “demand an end to Israeli’s genocidal campaign against Palestine.”“

About 100 people chanting ‘free Palestine’ had gathered (on Nov. 9) downtown by 4 p.m. The rally ended around 5 p.m. and remained peaceful,” Asheville television station WLOS (News 13) reported that evening.
WNC socialism/liberation party claims Nov. 9 protest in Asheville frightened ‘the ruling class;’ until carnage ends, ‘no more business as usual’
Friday, 24 November 2023 18:21

From Staff Reports

After its Nov. 9 protest rally at Pack Square in downtown Asheville, the Western North Carolina Party for Socialism and Liberation — under the headline of “Asheville shut it down for Palestine!” — declared it a victory, issuing the following statement on Facebook:

“Hundreds gathered today in Asheville at Pack Square as part of a national day of action to SHUT IT DOWN for Palestine!

“Today, Buncombe County and the City of Asheville closed all downtown offices in anticipation for our demonstration. After seeing the historic march on Washington attended by more than 300,000 people last Saturday (Nov. 4), the ruling class fears the movement for Palestine!”



contact | home

Copyright ©2005-2015 Star Fleet Communications

224 Broadway St., Asheville, NC 28801 | P.O. Box 8490, Asheville, NC 28814
phone (828) 252-6565 | fax (828) 252-6567

a Cube Creative Design site