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Move Puts Up the Barricades: Philadelphia Group Prepares for Confrontation As Child Custody Cases Intensifies

StorySeptember 19, 2002
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A confrontation is brewing in Philadelphia. For the first time in over 15 years, the radical group MOVE have barricaded their homes. The last time they did this was 1985 during a stand-off with the Philadelphia police. That confrontation ended when city police bombed the MOVE compound killing 11 including five children. The bombing destroyed 61 houses. Today’s controversy revolves around a bitter child custody dispute between a current and former MOVE member. Over the summer a New Jersey authorized new visitation rights for the father of 6-year-old Zachary Africa, whose mother, Alberta Africa, is a MOVE member. The court permitted the boy’s father, John Gilbride, who lives in New Jersey, to have custody of Zachary on alternate weekends. Gilbride is a former MOVE member. We talk to the only adult who survived the attack.

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  • Ramona Africa, minister of communications for the MOVE organization.

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