Occupy Rockford to march on federal courthouse dedication Oct. 29
Online Staff Report
Members of Occupy Rockford will march on the dedication of the new federal courthouse in downtown Rockford Saturday, Oct. 29.
The march will begin at Beattie Park, 401 N. Main St., at 10:30 a.m., and conclude at the new federal courthouse, 327 S. Church St., around the time of the 11 a.m. dedication of the courthouse.
According to a press release from the group: “Occupy Rockford activists hope to voice their frustration with federal economic policy, failure to prosecute criminal market speculators and growing wealth disparity in America in the face of tax cuts for the wealthiest 1 percent.”
The Occupy Rockford movement is a local effort in support of the Occupy Wall Street movement and other “occupy” movements throughout the country and the world.
Occupy Rockford member Gillian Zekos said, “The occupy movement believes that we need to get massive corporate wealth out of America’s democratic elections.”
Visit occupyrockford.org or the group’s community page on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Occupy-Rockford-IL/157279287695621 for more details.
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