Occupy Wall Street Takes On 9/11 Conspiracy Theory
The Twin Towers weren’t the only Manhattan buildings that collapsed on 9/11. 7 World Trade fell in the evening of September 11, even though it was not hit by a plane and suffered minimal damage. Nonetheless, the building collapsed, according to government reports, because fires had completely demolished the skyscraper.
Now, a movement called Remember Building 7 disputes that report and alleges that the reasons behind the destruction are far more sinister and opportunistic. And, in cahoots with Occupy Wall Street, they’re planning to do something about it.
Inspired by the OWS movement, the group is sponsoring an “Occupy Building 7” protest on November 19 and 20. The protest will march from Liberty Plaza to building 7 on both days and attempt to occupy the surrounding area from noon to 6pm.
The group, which has sponsored a major ad campaign in New York City, wants the government to open an independent investigation into the collapse of Building 7. As they note on their website…
“Building 7, which most people don’t know about, came crashing to the ground at 5:20pm on September 11th. Today, millions of citizens and 1,600 courageous architects and engineers are demanding an investigation into the obvious demolition of this skyscraper.”
“The government's absurd story that ‘normal office fires’ felled this 47-story skyscraper is only the tip of the iceberg of the lies we’ve been fed about 9/11.”
In 2002, FEMA investigated the cause of the collapse and concluded that they “found no corroborating evidence for alternative hypotheses suggesting that the WTC towers were brought down by controlled demolition using explosives planted prior to September 11, 2001.”
Yet advocates for the Remember Building 7 movement allege that the official investigation was a cover up and have long demanded a new investigation.
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