Occupy Orange County to March, Protest in Santa Ana and Irvine Thursday

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Despite law enforcement sweeps at Occupy camps from San Diego to Oakland to New York City, Occupy Orange County remains determined to keep the movement alive. With Thursday being billed as an International Day of Direct Action, local Occupiers plan on marching and protesting at multiple locations in Santa Ana and Irvine.

 "This action by the NYPD is going to make people come out stronger," said Irvine activist D'Marie Mulattieri referring to the raid this morning in Zuccotti Park. "I'm hoping this will make more people come out and demonstrate."

The former executive assistant says Occupy Orange County Irvine has plans to start their actions on Thursday at 3 p.m., near Main Street and Von Karman Avenue, where the group has protested corporate greed and its influence on politics multiple times during the past month. This will be followed by a protest in solidarity with moveon.org at the John Wayne Airport and MacArthur Boulevard connector bridge. 

There, the action will be focused on the upcoming congressional "Super Committee" which will vote next week on how to cut the nation's deficit by $1.2 trillion. Moveon.org, a liberal non- profit organization, is concerned the Super Committee could announce a proposal for billions of dollars in "job-killing cuts."

Meanwhile, activists in Santa Ana will march at 11 a.m. along with members of the Service Employees International Union Local 721. The march will launch from the Occupy Santa Ana home base, located at the Walk of Honor near the intersection of Broadway and Civic Center Drive. The group has dubbed the promenade there Liberation Plaza, or Plaza de Liberación. 

After their morning march, Santa Ana supporters will join Occupy Irvine at their protest near the airport.

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18601 Airport Way, Santa Ana, CA

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D'Marie Mulattieri
D'Marie Mulattieri

As one of the signs said, "Some thing has to be wrong if Irvine starts protesting." Something is very wrong. And if you don't know what it is, it's time to start educating yourself. We are about to see a repeat of 2008. We have not ousted those responsible for the economic crash. They took the money and ran. . .  . in fact they are now in Europe doing the same thing. Enjoy your smug attitudes now . . . the only reason you may not loose your "jobs" or your "401k" is that the Occupy movement is growing daily and you better pray we save you from your own ignorance.

Marial
Marial

This "occupy" was the perfect example of how America is being "dumbed down".They should elect Gustavo as their leader.

Guest
Guest

They better get their protests out of the way quickly before their savings and 401K run out, and they have to get a job. Then they should work on getting a clue and a life.

Guest
Guest

I'd like to see a protest against corrupt unions Thursday at 3 PM at Main Street and Von Karmen and then at John Wayne Airport.

S.A. Artist
S.A. Artist

 umm, we need some more work from the comments committee folks. The zombies will think they are winning.

Guest
Guest

Geez, why all this hate towards Gustavo? He is really one of my heroes. I agree with your first sentence, but disagree strongly with the second. By the way, the period goes before the endquote, not after.

S.A. Artist
S.A. Artist

 What kind of job do you have Guest?   I can bet it is really meaningful and serves humanity well. huh?   Most O.C.Occupiers have jobs.  

20ftJesus
20ftJesus

I can only speak of the Irvine squatters camp, but it's a homebase for the homeless.  Does D'Marie spend every night there?  The protesters only show up after work and on weekends.  The rest of the time, the sidewalks are dirty and the cardboard trashcans are overflowing; the grass is dead, and signs litter the walkways.  It's time to wrap up this charade. 

Marial
Marial

Stick with your moms period.....

Guest
Guest

I can't resist. Can't let the zombie think he is winning. The self-righteousness begs, just begs for rebuttal.

Mr. Artist, you must be an Aries, wanting to prove your job serves humanity better than any other job. You took video of the city killing the grass? Funny...

We don't need you to tell our Mr. 20ftJesus to "pack up his base attitude" as he is kinda a big deal around here with us "comment committee folks."

Let me ask you, are you in a labor union? Or are you just another duped fool. You know that you are participating in silly political street theater, right? Ok, just checking.

Oh, wait, no, you are fighting for all of us, right? You are fighting for me and Mr. 20ftJesus and all of us commenters and journalists because we are ALL part of the 99% so we should be THANKING you...

S.A. Artist
S.A. Artist

 Mr. Jesus.  The city of Irvine killed the grass before the protest took foot.  I personally video taped that evidence.  As far as litter, really?  Other reporters have declared Irvine camp to be immaculate in an Irvine style (Not that we all need to look like Irvine).  Why don't you pack up your base attitude.  Thanksgiving and Xmas are coming Mr.Self appointed Jesus.  

Guest
Guest

 "Marial is the PERFECT example of America being dumbed down."

Guest
Guest

Whoa. School word.

Show-off.

Fish w/o bike, "You. Are. The 99%!"

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