While interest in the Occupy movement continues to grow, on Saturday Occupy Sarasota held its third rally in their continuing efforts to organize and grow. WMNF’s Doug Driscoll reports, their demonstration was along the bayfront at Island Park, in the shadow of statue representing the iconic photograph of a returning World War II soldier kissing a nurse.
Rebecca Keenan, a student at New College, has been to Occupy Wall Street in New York, and attended this rally to participate locally in what she views as a global movement. Her views echo many of the protestors present, a general dissatisfaction with the financial bailouts after the crash, and growing income disparity.
Gene Wachaus, a disabled veteran of the Vietnam War, has been to each of the rallies and plans to attend upcoming ones with hopes of keeping the focus on “fixing this country.”
Occupy Sarasota will hold their next demonstration this Saturday at Island Park. They hope to hold committee meetings throughout the week. More information can be found on their Facebook page, Occupy Sarasota.