[UPDATE: New Details for Irvine Protest] Occupy Orange County to Descend on Irvine's Financial District on October 15
UPDATE, OCT. 7, 12:08 P.M.: Plans have been announced for a protest in downtown Santa Ana for October 22. See bottom of post for details.
The date has been referred to as a Global Day of Revolution by groups around the country protesting the stranglehold corporations wield over the government.
Fittingly, Occupy Orange County, whose stated goal is to stand in solidarity with groups currently protesting in New York, Boston, Los Angeles, Washington DC and outlying regions, has chosen Irvine's Financial District for its big show. Their Facebook event invite also listed several preliminary events in Costa Mesa, Anaheim and Fullerton scheduled to start on October 9 at the Orange circle.
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One commenter declared "At 9 A.M. on a Saturday morning? This is SO Orange County!" Insert unhappy face.
|More than 20,000 people took part in October 5's Occupy Wall Street protest.|
UPDATE, OCT. 7, 12:08 P.M.: Plans have been announced for yet another Orange County protest, this time in downtown Santa Ana. According to the Occupy Orange County Facebook page, it's all set to go down at 3 p.m. on October 22 at the Ronald Reagan Federal building. Though there has been some confusion online as to whether or not this will be a long term occupation, such as those being held in New York, activist Sharon Tipton, who is involved with the Santa Ana efforts, explained "right now, the only thing that's organized is the protest." She added however, that as the group continues to organize its efforts, the goal is to stage larger events.