Wall Street Protest Coming to Iowa City

A local grassroots effort is planned for tonight to show support to the Wall Street protest in New York City.

Iowa City apparently is getting in on the Occupy Wall Street protest with a grassroots effort to rally at Public Space One this evening.

A Facebook invitation has been circulating today for the event planned for 7 to 10 p.m. at Public Space One, 129 E. Washington St. The point of the meeting is to discuss "possible sites, dates, resources needed, and other important considerations needed to begin an occupation in Iowa City, which would be in solidarity with Occupy Wall Street following its call for other communities to organize and occupy public space."

The invitation reads:

"In solidarity with the “Occupy Wall street” movement (as well as other recent movements such as “Occupy Chicago,” the “Arab spring,” etc.), we are meeting to discuss ideas on how we can organize in Iowa and challenge the order under which we live in; an order that benefits the few at the expense of many."

On the Facebook event page, 128 people say they plan to attend and another 109 people may join.

The group lists no formal organizers, which seems to fit the mold of their brethren in New York.

According to the Occupy Wall Street website, it is a "leaderless resistance movement with people of many colors, genders and political persuasions. The one thing we all have in common is that We Are The 99% that will no longer tolerate the greed and corruption of the 1%. We are using the revolutionary Arab Spring tactic to achieve our ends and encourage the use of nonviolence to maximize the safety of all participants."

Daily proceedings of the NYC General Assembly can be read here:

Charleen Harper October 06, 2011 at 02:48 AM
Keep up the good work. Let's show Grassley there are more 99%ers in Iowa than his rich contributors. Let others know of next rally.
Charleen Harper October 06, 2011 at 02:52 AM
Keep up the good work. Let's show Grassley there are more 99%ers in Iowa than his rich contributors. He votes lockstep with wallstreet interests. Let others know of next cities protests.


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