Untitled (MOVE Members Outside Powelton Village Headquarters)
MOVE in their early years
MOVE members stand in front of their headquarters in the Powelton Village section of West Philadelphia brandishing weapons and speaking their message over a megaphone. Part of MOVE's methodology was to be loud and unhygenic to the point where neighbors would demand the city to take action. This was a tactic they began to use in the 1970s but became a frequent strategy later on. The guns also represent a change in their initial ideology from protesting police brutality to actively fighting with police.
Lindsay Norward, "The Day Philadelphia Bombed Its Own People"
Associated Press/Vox Media
May 21, 1977
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