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The IWW makes its stand in North Prov

The ProJo today devotes generous front-page play to yesterday afternoon's IWW rally in North Providence, although the event got far less attention from local TV. Channel 10 was still showing a football game last night at 11, and Channel 12 ran a report about seven or eight stories into its 11 o'clock newscast. The ProJo, though, was ready for action, staffing the event with two reporters and at least two photographers. Although a few local residents lingered around the periphery of the scene, I didn't detect any problems.

The ProJo estimated the size of the crowd at close to 200. Among those who stopped by to check out the scene were conservative bloggers Andrew Morse and Rocco DiPippo, and comedian Frank O'Donnell, a North Prov resident.

Perhaps the biggest news to emerge from the event was that Alex Svoboda, who continues to recover from injuries she suffered during an IWW action earlier this month, has left a local hospital. I'll have much more on IWW in this week's Phoenix.

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