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Source: Agence France-Presse

Faith groups lay out Thanksgiving feast for Occupy protesters

By Agence France-Presse
Wednesday, November 23, 2011

WASHINGTON Protesters from Washingtons two Occupy Wall Street offshoots flocked Wednesday to a church where Abraham Lincoln once worshipped for a Thanksgiving buffet and some robust words of support.

The New York Avenue Presbyterian Church threw open its basement and laid out a spread of turkey, mashed potatoes, corn and pumpkin pie, plus kosher and vegan options, for the afternoon, with enough on hand to feed 500.

Organizing the feast was Occupy Faith DC, an inter-faith coalition set up a month ago to give food, equipment and spiritual support to Occupy DC in McPherson Square and Occupy Washington DC in Freedom Plaza.

We understand and we are in total solidarity with you, James Lee of Occupy Faith DC and the Network of Spiritual Progressives, a faith-based social justice movement, told the diners.

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