“Occupy San Luis Obispo” planned for Wednesday
October 5, 2011
A national protest movement comes to San Luis Obispo Wednesday afternoon, rain or shine.
Organizers are asking people to gather at 5 p.m. outside of the county courthouse on Monterey Street as part of “Occupy San Luis Obispo.”
The planned rally echoes larger protests recently held in New York, Boston, and Los Angeles, demonstrating against “financial crimes” of large Wall Street institutions. Several protesters were recently arrested in New York in response to their “Occupy Wall Street” demonstration.
“Wall Street and other fat cat entities brought us, and much of the world, to our economic knees. They are still making a killing while the Average Joe pays the freight,” said Pete Evans of San Luis Obispo, who is helping to organize today’s protest.