Pamela Powers Hannley, a progressive voice for Arizona
As civil demonstrations and unrest spread across the globe, the Occupy Wall Street protest is spreading across the US. Rallies in solidarity with the Wall Street protesters are being organized in dozens of cities– including the Old Pueblo.
Occupy Tucson supporters are holding a “meeting” at the southwest corner of Stone and Congress in downtown Tucson on Saturday, October 1, beginning at 9 a.m. In just a few days, 282 people have joined the Tucson facebook page for this event.
For more information about the local and national movement, check out the Occupy Together website. The site has a list of protests, printable protest signs, and videos and photos of multiple protests around the country. In addition to spreading geographically, the Occupy movement is broadening, as unions join the “hippies and hipsters” (original corporate media label for the protesters).
UPDATE, October 1: The Occupy Tucson facebook group has added almost 200 members in the 24 hours since this post went up. They also now have their own website, OccupyTucson.org. It says that the meeting may move to one of the nearby parks– like by Veinte de Agsto Park, or the main library park–since the original location (Stone and Congress) was on private property.