Occupy OC to Celebrate One-Year Anniversary of Wall Street Occupation in Anaheim

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Occupy Wall Street protest in New York City
Occupy Orange County
is planning a Rally for Justice event for Saturday in Pearson Park in Anaheim, celebrating the upcoming one-year anniversary since protesters took over Zuccotti Park in New York City

Although the occupation of Zuccotti Park lasted for a mere eight weeks, and the subsequent occupations in almost 100 other U.S. cities lasting for not that much longer, the national movement itself has been credited as changing the national conversation to economic and social injustice. 

The all-day event in Anaheim will start at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, kicking off with the Wall Street Declaration, followed by the Principles of Solidarity. Occupy OC activists have been collaborating with the peaceful Anaheim anti-police brutality protesters ever since civil unrest unraveled in July, and the event will feature strategic planning for police abuse demonstrations as well as training for Live Stream broadcasts. 

In Orange County, the Occupy movement was split between Irvine and Santa Ana. Last year, over 1,000 people showed up for the Occupy OC Irvine march and rally on Oct. 15, while about 200 marched in Santa Ana the following weekend. The occupation in Irvine, complete with tents and daily meetings, was sustained through an agreement with the city, but was forced to leave right before the holiday season. In Santa Ana, four protesters tried to "occupy" the front lawn of the Federal Building the first night, but were cited and arrested for unlawful camping. 

Ever since the occupations have been dismantled, Occupiers have engaged in a handful of actions, including protesting a Mitt Romney fundraiser June, amid infighting and struggles to maintain a social movement in working class suburbia. An event is being planned to mark the one-year anniversary of Occupy OC next month. 

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tobias0981
tobias0981

Great article as always.

 

Occupy needs to go to the next level on this.

Jose_M
Jose_M

And to celebrate the will actually bathe today...

JamesRobertReade
JamesRobertReade

Hi Amber! I think Gustavo is occupied by the same alien from outer space who is occupying Teresa Smith! James Robert Reade

JamesRobertReade
JamesRobertReade

Hi Amber! I think they have occupied your mind! How come they don't occupy the OC Animal Shelter for killing 15,000 dogs and cats each year! James Robert Reade

JamesRobertReade
JamesRobertReade

Hi Amber! Where were you when another two good boys got shot on Guinida Lane at 3 o'clock and 1 o'clock in the morning last week! You should rent an apartment there and jump out the window with your camera next time! James Robert Reade

steve
steve

Haven't their unemployment benefits run out yet?

20ftjesus
20ftjesus topcommenter

Nobody cares about the Occudummies.  They won't even rate a footnote in history. 

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