MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - Vermonters who support the idea of seceding from the United States are gathering at the Statehouse in Montpelier.
The 2012 Vermont Independence Party convention is scheduled for Friday and will include speakers critical of the federal government, as well as discussions of how Vermont can go it alone economically and in other realms.
The event is to feature local food and drink vendors, as well as performances by Bread and Puppet Theater and local musicians.
The convention runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
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