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Protesters turn back contractors, halt demolition at Wal-Mart site

On the 16th of February, at 7 AM, protesters were on site at the
former Curtis Chevrolet site, where Foulger-Pratt has demolished the
historic "car barn" to start their Wal-Mart construction project. Due to
the presence of protesters in the driveway, a Foulger-Pratt
representative refused to unlock the gate, turning away several
contractor trucks.

The previous day, there was little or no activity at the site after the
hurried demolition of the car barn. None the less, at least two
contractor trucks were met with unexpected locked gates, There was no
morning rush of workers, unknown if no activity was scheduled requiring
them-or if they had been told to simply go home as the site was not
secure.



Even though the site is right across from the police station,
Foulger-Pratt would not open the gates for a porta-potty pumpout truck,
nor for a truckload of additional fencing. It

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Added: Feb-16-2012 Occurred On: Feb-16-2012
By: dcdirectactionnews
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Tags: Wal-Mart. Foulger-Pratt, Occupy DC, Respect DC
Location: Washington, District of Columbia, United States (load item map)
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