Saturday, October 1, 2011

OccupyBOI Aims for Occupy Wall Street Solidarity

Posted By on Sat, Oct 1, 2011 at 11:38 AM

OccupyBOI occupies a band shell.
  • OccupyBOI occupies a band shell.

While the national media covers (or offers limited to no coverage?) the Occupy Wall Street movement in the streets of New York, grassroots off-shoot demonstrations have sprung up across the country.

"We are the 99 percent that will no longer tolerate the greed and corruption of the 1 percent," reads the movement's website.

Friday night's Boise meeting was meant to devise a means of supporting the national movement at the local level.

Boise's own OccupyBOI met Friday in the Gene Harris bandshell in Julia Davis Park, drawing a crowd of roughly 150. The group called the meeting, what they said would be the first of many, a General Assembly for planning. Behind the speakers were posters with lists of goals, weaknesses and plans of action.

Boise Weekly will keep you posted as this story develops.

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