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Occupy Wall Street marks Christmas with prayers

December 25, 2011 7:37:59 AM PST
Occupy Wall Street protesters are celebrating Christmas with prayers and a reading of a Martin Luther King speech in Manhattan's Zuccotti Park.

Police evicted protesters from the privately owned public space in November.

Christmas Day at Zuccotti - the 100th day of the first demonstrations - started at midnight with a prayer service in the park. Breakfast was served in the morning.

And at noon, the plan is to read a 1967 speech by King, with the civil rights leader expressing his opposition to the Vietnam War.

Other Christmas activities planned at Zuccotti Park include music and a poetry reading.

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