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Rev. Al Sharpton Releases The Corners That He Will Occupy This Weekend In New York As National Action Network Launches Occupy The Corners (OTC) In Over Ten Violent ‘Hot Spot’ Areas

Aug 16

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REV. AL SHARPTON RELEASES THE CORNERS THAT HE WILL OCCUPY THIS WEEKEND IN NEW YORK AS NATIONAL ACTION NETWORK LAUNCHES OCCUPY THE CORNERS (OTC) IN OVER TEN VIOLENT ‘HOT SPOT’ AREAS

 

WHO:
Rev. Al Sharpton, President of National Action Network and MSNBC host

WHAT:
Locations where Rev. Sharpton will “Occupy the Corner”

WHERE/WHEN:
Friday, August 17
11:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.
Rev. Sharpton will be at 129th & 7th in Harlem, NY

Saturday, August 18
11:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.
Rev. Sharpton will be at Mother Gaston Blvd. & Sutter Ave., Brownsville, Brooklyn, where Rev. Sharpton is from.

Sunday, August 19
11:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.
Rev. Sharpton will be at Sutphin Blvd & 118th Ave in Queens, NY

ALL LOCATIONS:

Manhattan:

Bronx:

Brooklyn:

Queens:

Staten Island:

 

Brooklyn:
East 46th Street & Church Avenue Led By: Council Member Jumaane Williams office

 

WHEN:
Friday, August 17, 2012 – 11 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.
Saturday, August 18, 2012 – 11 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.
Sunday, August 19, 2012 – 11p.m. – 1:00 a.m.
Please note: This effort will continue for four weeks each Friday-Sunday.

 

BACKGROUND:
National Action Network (NAN) and Rev. Al Sharpton, responding to the recent rash of shootings that have plagued the country, will kick off the Occupy the Corners effort this Friday, August 17th for four consecutive weekends from 11 p.m. to 1 a.m. Each weekend, NAN and community activists, politicians, church leaders, and the like, will stand on corners in “hotspot” areas throughout the city, watching for any signs of violence, talking to residents, and take back the streets. OTC is not a patrol, says Sharpton, but an opportunity to show strong real-life neighborly support in our communities most plagued by gun violence.

 

For more information and to see who is leading each site please visit: www.nationalactionnetwork.net