Wall Street Protest Spreads to Vancouver
The first general assembly for the upcoming Occupy Vancouver movement was held at the W2 Media Café in the Woodward’s building on Saturday. Hundreds of people showed up to discuss the upcoming protest and what demonstrator’s demands might be. Inspired by Occupy Wall Street, Occupy Vancouver is described by its organizers as “a nonviolent movement for social, economic, and political change.”
Occupy Wall Street has seen protestors camped out in Zuccotti Park in Manhattan since September 17. The movement was started by the Adbusters Media Foundation, the Vancouver-based anticonsumerist organization that publishes Adbusters magazine, when they called for a peaceful demonstration to protest the corporate influence on democracy and the growing disparity in wealth. The movement has since spread to over 70 cities.
Occupy Vancouver will begin on Saturday, October 15 at the Vancouver Art Gallery at 10 a.m. and will be ongoing. More than 2,500 people are expected to attend.
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