Occupy Fort Lauderdale Sets Date for "Solidarity Demonstration"

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A scene from the first general assembly meeting of Occupy Fort Lauderdale.
Occupy Fort Lauderdale has set an official date for its first demonstration -- a ten-hour stretch on Saturday.

The group's first "solidarity demonstration" is slated to begin at 11 a.m., with a march starting from the federal courthouse in downtown Fort Lauderdale and ending at the Bank of America Plaza.

After several hundred people turned out to the first of three general assembly meetings last Saturday, it wouldn't be surprising to see even more people turn out for the group's first actual protest.

As of around 10 a.m. today, 150 people say they'll attend on the Facebook page for the event -- which has been a fairly accurate gauge of how many people have actually turned out to the group's events.

Members of the group are still working on polishing up their news release but claim there are around 2,000 people involved in the Fort Lauderdale segment of the Occupy movement.

In case you missed our video of how the first meeting of Occupy Fort Lauderdale went, here it is:



Click here to go to the Occupy Fort Lauderdale website, which contains all the information, links, and discussion about the movement in Fort Lauderdale.


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ClearThinker
ClearThinker

Give it to stupid liberals to "occupy" wall street and courthouses when they're closed. None of them have jobs anyway, so why do it on a Saturday?

SMDrPepper
SMDrPepper

Yeah, not like those "brilliant" tea baggers.  Hate to tell you, but your boat has sailed.  The OWS has gained the support of most of the country.  Deal with it.

Claudia Alarcon
Claudia Alarcon

Occupy Fort Lauderdale:  First General Assembly - October 8, 2011

Awesome video!http://youtu.be/dyUm-BouaOg              

I truly believe that theseprotests are about raising our consciousness and awareness in America. Forme, this movement is about criticize by creating new businessmodels in our community and co-creating the kind of world we want our children,and grandchildren to live in. This occupy movement, is awake- up call for all of us.

Our greed, exploitation of resources, and exploitation of humanity will nolonger work as the standard way of "doing business" in thisworld. I am for new Entrepreneurs and Conscious Business leaders torise up to the challenge.

Please see the "ConsciousBusiness" movementhttp://youtu.be/qBpvehhor8Q

So…this is my proactive billboard message to the world …Goodbye Corporate greed,Government corruption and Wall Street abuses, and Hello MainStreet creative business models that have a "higher"purpose to serve society, the planet, employees, investors, and that fosterhuman flourishing at every level.  

SMDrPepper
SMDrPepper

Oh why cant they also have a demonstration on the corner of Federal and Oakland?  Give the tea baggers a piece of their mind as well.

John Henry
John Henry

Why can't they have their demonstration on the corner of Sistrunk & 7th Ave????  The 33311 zip code is the poorest in the City.  It would seem that these residents would have the most to say about corporate oppression.

Blondie
Blondie

I was with an anti-teabagger protest.  They are VIOLENT people.  They punched one of the black guys (go figure).  There was a LUNATIC sticking her camera ONE INCH from peoples' faces trying to get them to hit her camera or her.  It was CRAZY!  They are vicious, hateful people. 

KennyPowersII
KennyPowersII

I have a comfort zone with a 3 foot radius. Anyone invading that space is subject to sudden and definitive expulsion, and that includes broads with cameras. Hopefully agitators will not act inappropriately at the OWS event, as I hate to have to protect my 3 feet.

nanook5
nanook5

probably because it would end in bloodshed...

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