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IN BRIEF / PENNSYLVANIA

MOVE Marks 20th Anniversary of Bombing

May 15, 2005|From Times Wire Reports

Under the watchful eyes of Philadelphia police and neighbors, the militant group MOVE marked the 20th anniversary of the police bombing that destroyed the organization's home and killed 11 members.

Group members and supporters gathered in West Philadelphia near the site where police trying to evict armed MOVE members from a rowhouse dropped an explosive from a helicopter. Officers then ordered firefighters to keep their distance as flames killed six adults and five children and consumed 61 adjacent homes.

Today, MOVE has a few dozen members, most of whom live in a pair of houses in Philadelphia's Kingsessing neighborhood.

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