[UPDATE: New Details for Irvine Protest] Occupy Orange County to Descend on Irvine's Financial District on October 15

UPDATE, OCT. 12, 12:35 P.M.: Occupy Orange County announced further details for this Saturday's Irvine protest in a press release sent out yesterday afternoon. The action is set to kick off at 9 a.m. at 1 Civic Center Plaza, followed by a march to the city's financial district and an overnight occupation of the plaza. A video posted on the group's Youtube channel urges people to bring tents and camping gear to provide shelter for an "extended period of time."  A pre-protest pep rally is slated to be held at San Marco Park Friday. Details are available on Occupy Irvine's Facebook page.

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. 

ORIGINAL POST, OCT. 7, 9 A.M.: Occupy Orange County has finally announced the details for a large protest to take place in Irvine's Financial District (18622 MacArthur Blvd.) on October 15 at 9 A.M.

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. 

But with October 15 falling on a Saturday, Irvine's Financial District (home to Bank of America, Taco Bell, Spectrum Group International, Golden State Foods, CorVel Corporation and others) is almost assured to be a ghost town, which begs the question--even if thousands of people show up to rally, will the intended recipients of the message be on hand to hear it?


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One commenter  declared "At 9 A.M. on a Saturday morning? This is SO Orange County!" Insert unhappy face. 

Meanwhile, protests in Los Angeles are starting to get rowdy. LA Weekly reported 10 arrests were made yesterday when activists crashed the lobby of the Bank of America building. Though their willingness to subject themselves to arrest indicated seriousness, their sense of humor was clearly intact judging by the oversize novelty check for $673 billion made out to the people of California they attempted to cash. 

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More than 20,000 people took part in October 5's Occupy Wall Street protest.
In New York things were even hairier with the New York Times reporting 23 arrests made in protests on Wednesday. But does Orange County have the narjanas to create similar anarchy?

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.

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20ftJesus
20ftJesus

Yo, the pre-protest should be held a couple blocks from there at Col. Bill Barber Park.  There's the hill with the flag pole where you can address a large group of people. 

Plus, there are lots of bathrooms and places to camp out.

Sharon Tipton
Sharon Tipton

Occupy Orange County was hijacked from it's inception. Why else would a few people presumptuously claim the entire county as their domain. "It's so that we have more numbers." But then these few people set up FB pages for each city. What happened to local autonomy? Now I get an email blatantly asking me to sign up for the faux occupations on a MoveOn.org site! MoveOn is essentially a political party, a sub party of the Dems. OWS isn't about political parties esp. about the DEMS! This is intended to keep the Republicans and Libertarians away,and say what you will about them, excluding anyone is not an OWS value. Yes, I will go to their protests. But my signs will read: "SOROS IS WALL STREET!"and "OBAMA -

OWNED AND OPERATED BY WALL STREET!"

DAN C.
DAN C.

I am supporting the cause by taking my Daughter (my KIDS ALWAYS COME FIRST) to the Plain White Tee's at the El Rey Theatre tonight.

We abhor wall street so we spent $76.50 per icket, drove our SUV to LA ate "fried Chicken", not as good as Memphis. We paid 14.50 for a merlot and we shook our hands against wall street. The Chmiliwhatevers sure showed them........What Disney promoted this thing???

OOPS. Well no starbucks fro Dawn tommorow, she'll get coffee at AM/PM (BP owned of course).

Family of hypocrites.

Miguel
Miguel

Useful idiots of Unions, Socialist, Marxists, and of course Obama and the lunatics that surround him.

Newportblue65
Newportblue65

It's the weekend! No one will be there except the Irvine PD!!!!.....

S.A. Artist
S.A. Artist

So first protest is Orange Plaza 12:00 noon Sat.  Tomorrow. Correct?  

Tori
Tori

It's time for changes...

Rsmken
Rsmken

Sure it's happing - if you a loser dufus hippie with a headband and a tie-dye shirt! Hey dumb asses - remember all those idiot hippies and protest of the late 1960's to 1970's?Who won? The smart folks who worked hard and didn't ask the Gov for anything! One name: Steve Jobs! Thanks Steve for having a vision of hard work and a do-it-yourself attitude! If was up to the hippies and freaks we would still be using an abacus!

S.A. Artist
S.A. Artist

We have time to reanalyze Irvine location and time.  That is really early protest time.  .

Anonymous in OC
Anonymous in OC

Most of us work, for the uninformed. Just because we exercise our right to protest things we don't like doesn't mean we are young, stupid, unemployed, or lacking in any way. You do remember how America started, right?

Guest
Guest

Misdirected 'movement'. Theme should be occupy Washington- its government's failures and shortsightedness that enabled the whole mess.

Alovingfire
Alovingfire

Why don't they occupy the "help wanted" section of craigslist?

Anotherlogan
Anotherlogan

Probably because the organizer works weekdays. We're going to make those maintenance workers and cleaning staff open their eyes to our plight! 

Jon
Jon

Imbeciles are not required to post their diarrhea musings here, keep your day job, dolt.

Flowergrrlla
Flowergrrlla

Obama has not supported this, neither would he, considering he is the one who bailed out the banksters. Remember 1776? Got a ring to it? Remember Abe Lincoln used Marx's secretary in this administration, and that the US's middle class came to being because of the unions. Know your history. Your clumping together of everything the media deems "evil" is so telling of where you get your info from . Citizens are responsible for having correct info so we can participate in democracy - the failure of the media in providing the truth to americans is evident in your statement. Get informed . Be a good citizen. Check out independent media, like DemocracyNow.org...

Flowergrrlla
Flowergrrlla

Yes, like the people who worked hard, got an education, bought a house then have it illegally taken from them (in droves)?  http://news.firedoglake.com/20...

This is about thinking about other people for a change, caring for the country and it's people. If you don't recognize the massive unemployment (approx 24% for people of color adding in those who have quite looking, and those who are working p/t) are unemployed. If this doesn't hurt you personally, maybe you are one of the 1%. Or a shady bankster.

909Jeff
909Jeff

You do remember how America started, right?Taxation without representation? An oppressive Monarchy that did not allow freedom of speech or religion?

Just because we exercise our right to protest things we don't like doesn't mean we are young, stupid, unemployed...

Which is why the protest in OC couldn't possibly be more representative of the community from which it sprang... Saturday Morning at 9... Gotta make sure we collect our paycheck for the week and sleep in til 8:30 before descending upon a ghost town... 

You know the only thing your going to accomplish is piss people off who are trying to get to and from the airport.

To steal a line from Dr. Evil (No not George Bush) 

"You are semi-protesters... Quasi-protesters... the margarine of protesters...  you're the diet coke of protesters, just one calorie not quite protester enough"

Comrade In Arms
Comrade In Arms

Comrade, of course we remember how the mighty empire was started. And Stalin was a great leader for many years.

Reise
Reise

It was both the financial institutions and government working together. The government is guilty of the deregulation that enabled the crises, but it was the financial institutions that lobbied for that. I think they both deserve to be protested. :)

S.A. Artist
S.A. Artist

 Brooke, I think that oct 22 is Posse on Broadway night right there in the Artists Village.  Are we allowed to skip out for a drink?  Or do we have to stay interned at the camp.  My protest addition that day will be NO CREDIT CARD USE for over priced beer at gentrified money pits AKA new yuppie bars.  O.k. maybe one at Memphis, because alot of politicos hang out there.  Bistro is going to do bank, oh and that new Gay club right there. They will do Bank-  not my bank but somebody's bank.  

Reise
Reise

Because it's not JUST about jobs. It's also about the corruption underlying the financial system -- how the hell am I going to protest that by getting a job? This aspect of it, by the way, affects both the employed and unemployed alike. Did your standard of living go up or down over the past decade? Who's at fault for that? Answers to these questions will lead you to the #OccupyWallStreet movement.

OCKitty0213
OCKitty0213

What do you think I do for HOURS a day? Between hitting the streets and various job and company websites I apply on average for at least 15-20 jobs DAILY. Jobs that I am overqualified for, jobs at WalMart and McDonald's, jobs I'm exactly qualified for, and jobs I am not qualified for. Obviously me not being able to find a job has nothing to do with the unemployment rate or the fact that I don't make enough money on unemployment to go back to school. I mean the government has graciously offered me $600 in grants then doesn't approve me for loans because I have no 'steady' income. Maybe you're right, I should just look harder than I have been for 6 months

909Jeff
909Jeff

Yes, Main and McAurther.  I use to work down there... a ton of financial institutions have offices down there.

I have an Idea though.  We should organize a Job fair at the same time not to far away from there and see which one gets the most draw... That will clearly demonstrate the "Priorities" of the protesters. 

Flowergrrlla
Flowergrrlla

No Jeff! Patriotism is fascism, peace is war, civic duty is communism and on and on. How the might have fallen into ignorance!

Fat Bastard
Fat Bastard

You forgot "welcome to my underground protest......" and "protesters, you just don't get it"

Brooke
Brooke

you will be free to leave the camp my friend, just bring me back a drink :)

S.A. Artist
S.A. Artist

 Jeff, you can do a job fair right there in the protest.  That is how these things work.  You can also do a book barter station, food bank etc.   See you there.   Orange Plaza Sat. and then onward Patriots!  

mitch young
mitch young

If these guys are really hurting for cash they can come down to SouthOC and mow lawns--judging from the trucks all the 'mow, blow and go' guys drive, it pays a pretty penny.

909Jeff
909Jeff

Thanks, No...

But good luck to you guys... Especially on that Mortgage forgiveness thing I keep hearing as a theme. 

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