National Occupy gathering set for July 4 in Philly

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The group will develop a list of grievances that they plan to take to legislators, presidential candidates and Supreme Court justices in Washington. They plan to march to Independence Hall on July 4, Manning said.

The Independence Hall Tea Party Association is planning its annual celebration of “American Exceptionalism” on the mall on July 4 and expects up to 2,000 people, said association co-founder Don Adams.

Mayor Michael Nutter said he supports the rights of all the groups to exercise their right to free speech, but he wants them to be peaceful and be mindful of others’ rights, as well.

“No one has the right to act like an idiot,” Nutter said.

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