Monday, December 05, 2011

"Occupy" Head to DC From Across the Country!!

This, within the Heart of the Beast of Our Government, outside of the Heart of the Financial Beast NYC, took place yesterday.

Occupy D.C. protesters arrested during Sunday demonstration

Occupy D.C. protesters arrested in standoff over makeshift shelter at McPherson Sq.

Well on their way from across the Country Occupy is heading in to confront the Political!

From Wisconsin:

Occupy Protesters Headed to Washington DC
Dec 05, 2011 - Statewide Wisconsin (WXOW) - More than 150 people from all over Wisconsin are preparing to join others from across the country in Washington, D.C. as part of a three day, non-violent "Occupy Wall Street" Protest. The thousands converging on the Capitol say they want to counter the power of banks, Wall Street, and big corporations. read more>>>

From Chi Town Chicago:

Occupy Chicago heads to Washington
December 5, 2011 (CHICAGO) (WLS) -- Hundreds of Chicagoans who are involved in the Occupy movement are boarding buses for Washington, D.C. Monday morning.

Three buses will carry the protestors from Occupy Chicago to Washington, D.C. The movement has taken place in cities across the country. Protestors say U.S. Congress needs to represent the 99-percent, not just the 1-percent of the nation's wealthiest people.

Many of the protestors are unemployed and say they have been job hunting for years. read more>>>

From St. Louis:

Occupy St. Louis will occupy D.C. for three days
Dec 5, 2011 - Occupy movements from across the country, St. Louis included, are now heading to Washington D.C. St. Louis members will be joining thousands of protesters for Occupy's "Take Back the Capitol" movement.

Johnathon McFarland says he doesn't have a job holding him back. His bags are packed. He's heading out on a bus to occupy Washington D.C.

"Corporations and government shouldn't be involved with each other," said McFarland. "It seems like they're making decisions against the people. That's why people get mad and stand up and say- hey, these are our rights." read more>>>

From MA and Boston heading on down:

Group recruits Occupiers to protest in D.C.
December 5, 2011 - A union umbrella group is loading up buses for Washington, D.C., today, saying it is going to call out Congress and the lobbying mecca of K Street for cozying up to corporations, echoing the message of the Occupy movement.

“People are unemployed, and underemployed, and the frustration is building,” said Jay Chambers of Charlestown, a union ironworker. “We’re going to D.C., where 50 percent of the problem lies.”

MassUniting organized the rolling rally to join a national protest and has invited Occupy Boston members to come along. Tomorrow in D.C., protesters plan to “remind” Congress they represent all Americans, not just the wealthiest “one percent” of the population, a statement said. read more>>>

Looking for some more reports from around the country now!

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