OccupyCalPoly moves on SLO county courthouse
October 18, 2011
Members of a local spinoff of the “Occupy Wall Street” protest movement plan to set up camp indefinitely outside the San Luis Obispo County courthouse starting Wednesday.
The announcement was posted on the Facebook page for “OccupyCalPoly.”
“We will be starting occupation tomorrow at 5 at the courthouse, a number of us are prepared to stick it out. We are bringing tents, sleeping bags, food and more. If anyone has any supplies that could help support, or if anyone lives near downtown and could provide kitchen/washroom facilities, please step forward with the three who have already offered. Please come out and show your support. Solidarity!”
The efforts of the Cal Poly group echo protests recently organized by “OccupySLO” which held a demonstration last weekend in Mitchell Park that drew several hundred people. These local protests, in turn, stem from “Occupy Wall Street,” which began in New York on Sept. 17 and has since gain worldwide attention.