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Jul 21, 2010 1:19 PM by Melissa Canone

Large Crowd at Rally for Economic Survival

LAYFAYETTE, La. (AP) - The crowd, many wearing T-shirts with
slogans like "Drill Baby Drill," and "No Moratorium," began
streaming into the Lafayette Cajundome as soon as the doors opened,
eager to show their support for ending the federal offshore
drilling moratorium.
Tuesday's gathering, billed as the "Rally for Economic
Survival," was set in the heart of Louisiana's oil patch.
Thousands stood in silence as the names of the victims of the
Deepwater Horizon explosion appeared on the stadium's big screens.
But they were rarely silent after that - cheering every statement
against the moratorium.
Lt. Gov. Scott Angelle set the tone early by saying people in
Louisiana weren't going down without a fight.

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