Pamela Powers Hannley, a progressive voice for Arizona
The Occupation of Tucson (and dozens of other cities, including Phoenix) began yesterday, October 15, 2011. Early in the day, as many as 500 people came to Armory Park, south of downtown, to protest corporate control of the US government, to demand an end to our corrupt corporate-financed election system, to advocate for jobs, healthcare, and housing for the 99%, and to send a wake-up call to our do-nothing Congress.
People of all ages marched into downtown and back to the park around midday, while some peacefully took their protest into the Tucson Meet Yourself event, taking place in and around the city’s center.
Occupy Tucson was well organized with music, a kitchen, and several tents. According to the Arizona Daily Star, approximately 150 camped out over night. Some protesters were arrested in Tucson and Phoenix, according to the Star.