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Owen Wolter

Saturday October 8th, 2011

Posted at 10:30am

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It’s the movement everyone in North America is talking about.

A political action campaign powered by a Facebook page has a number of people planning to occupy and protest at Windsor City Hall on October 15th, drawing inspiration from a movement on Wall Street in New York City.

The Occupy Wall Street movement is a “leaderless resistance movement with people of many colors, genders and political persuasions” designed to be “the 99% that will no longer tolerate the greed and corruption of the 1%”. OccupyWallSt.org further describes the movement as “using the revolutionary Arab Spring tactic to achieve our ends and encourage the use of nonviolence to maximize the safety of all participants.”

According to organizers of the Windsor event:

In support of Occupy Wall Street, and all the other cities standing up for their rights. Keep yourself informed, and inform others. The media is not covering this story, (which is possibly the biggest movement of our time, spreading across every continent), so we have to cover it ourselves. Ignorance is NOT bliss.

On October 15th, the 99% are standing up to the 1% “elite” of the population. And Windsor will be doing the same.

One Facebook poster to the page proposed a “sit down” in front of traffic on Huron Church leading to the Ambassador Bridge with a suggestion to “force a back-up of trucks and traffic in Michigan”, while another poster cautioned that the movement could become “a very dangerous powder keg very quickly”.

You can see the Occupy Windsor Facebook Page here.

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