December 17th marks a year since our brother Mohamed Bouazizi lit himself on fire in Tunisia.
His act began the Arab Spring where ordinary people like ourselves began to stand up for democracy and justice. Nine months later on September 17th in New York City, the Occupy Movement began.
In remembrance of Mohamed Bouazizi and in celebration of three months of occupation, Occupy Burlington is holding a candlelit march and vigil to remember all those who have suffered under a system that solely supports the interests of the 1% at the detriment of the 99%.
We would like to invite other occupations to ‘Take Back The Light’. Hold a candlelit march and vigil in line with the principles of non-violence after dark on December 17th.