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Report: Occupy Redwood City Planning Anniversary Rally at City Hall

ORWC is planning to hold the 5 p.m. rally in front of city hall, presumably in recognition of Occupy Wall Street’s one-year anniversary, according the report,.

Patch has received unconfirmed reports that Occupy Redwood City is planning a “Peninsula direct action rally” in support of Occupy Wall Street today.

ORWC is planning to hold the rally in front of city hall (1017 Middlefield Road), presumably in recognition of Occupy Wall Street’s one-year anniversary, according to early reports.

Dozens in New York were arrested earlier today in an Occupy Wall Street rally that attracted about 1,000 protesters Reuters reports.

The New York rally didn’t have the numbers or the energy that catapulted the movement denouncing economic inequality in America to national prominence last fall, according to the Reuters report.

 

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Jim September 18, 2012 at 01:52 AM
The RWC OWC protestors are charming. I'd be out there with them if I didn't have to do the whole work thing to pay social security taxes so they can spend their days protesting who knows what.
Ronald September 18, 2012 at 03:22 PM
What a ridiculous movement. I feel sorry for those people who have nothing better to do with their lives.
TGD September 18, 2012 at 04:25 PM
I guess Jim & Ronald have a problem understanding the basic premise of the right to assemble and freedom of speech (unless it fits their agenda). They must not understand that many in these rallies are just trying to get their voice heard in any form that they can. How dare the Gulf War Veterans that attend these events in protest of the conditions they face after serving their country don't just get a job and do something better with their lives.
Jim September 18, 2012 at 04:42 PM
Really, where did I say they didn't have the right to assemble? They have the right to assemble and I have the right to make fun of them for being mostly retired and collecting social security that I'm paying for.
Carol Cross September 18, 2012 at 04:43 PM
C'm on, Jim (and Ronald, too). "I'd be out there with them if I didn't have to do the whole work thing to pay social security taxes"? You haven't realized that the demo is scheduled for 5:00 so people can get there FROM AFTER WORK? It's true some are retired, having paid into Social Security their whole lives, as you are doing now, but this is primarily a movement of young people - WORKING young people. As for your statement they're protesting "who knows what," - it's hard to believe that's anything but WILLFUL ignorance on your part. Take a look at the sign in the photo for one issue. And you can think of no more?
TGD September 18, 2012 at 04:46 PM
America owes Jim a big Thank You since he is the only person to pay into Social Securit so no one but him should be able to collect it.
Jim September 18, 2012 at 04:46 PM
I work downtown and see them at the old courthouse at Lunch. Don't see any young people there, I see people with their hands out wanting more.
Jim September 18, 2012 at 04:48 PM
TGD You're welcome
TGD September 18, 2012 at 04:56 PM
"I see people with their hands out wanting more", I guess that means they are bailed out corporate bankers. To bad they aren't Vietnam Vets, then you could spit on them.
Jim September 18, 2012 at 05:02 PM
Lol TGD the drama llama.
TGD September 18, 2012 at 05:05 PM
Typical, when you can't retort you try to insult.
Jim September 18, 2012 at 05:08 PM
Well TGD you aren't really trying to have a discussion, you went with 'spitting on vietnam vets' so at that point, you aren't even trying to discuss anything so why should I bother? I don't have children, pay a ton in taxes, have paid AMT for years because I don't have children and I live in the bay area, and all I get from the OWS is that I'm not doing enough. That it's the evil folks that make money and actually pay most of the taxes that are the problem.
TGD September 18, 2012 at 05:24 PM
I raised a child as a single parent since their birth, I had a business that employed several people, I paid my taxes and the benefits of others (that I didn't have to), I was born in Redwood City, I volunteer for multiple local causes. So what's your point? You should consider yourself fortunate because there is no one that, under the right circumstances, isn't a matter of days/weeks/months away from having nothing. So hang onto yours with a tight fist and pray to your favorite deity that it doesn't somehow slip away and turn you into what it is you so deeply despise.

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