Wednesday, October 12, 2011
OK, so some developments to share with you regarding the Oct. 15 "Occupy Pittsburgh" movement. A march and rally has been planned that will involve a tour of Pittsburgh corporate headquarters, and an afternoon rally at Point State Park.
Here are details, fresh from an Occupy Pittsburgh release:
On Saturday, October 15, 2011, Occupy Pittsburgh plans to hold a march from Freedom Corner in Pittsburgh's Hill District through the Downtown Financial District and end with a rally in Point State Park.
At 11:00 AM a rally at Freedom Corner will precede the march, which is scheduled to begin at 11:45 AM. En route the march will pause for brief rallies at BNY Mellon, Citizens Bank, the UPMC Building (formerly the Steel Building), the former Federal Reserve Building, Liberty Center/Federal Investors, and One PNC Plaza.
The march will pause to gather demonstrators unable to complete the longer walking distance at The City County Building and Market Square.
A rally will begin at 1:30 PM at the Fountain in Point State Park. The rally at the Fountain is scheduled to end at 3:00 PM. March and Rally plans for the 15th are still under review for permitting and are subject to change. Updated information will be available at www.OccupyPittsburgh.org
Plans for the actual occupation part will be forthcoming. I hope. In any case, the weather Saturday is supposed to be in the upper 50s, with a chance of rain. Not atypical for mid-October.
Also, if you're not already aware of it, there will be a third "General Assembly" meeting tonight, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the First Unitarian Church in Shadyside (the site of the first general assembly one week ago -- at the corner of Morewood and Ellsworth, across from Winchester Thurston). Previous Occupy Pittsburgh gatherings have been fairly excruciating, but as I've said elsewhere, the meetings start and end pretty much on schedule, which makes them superior to many City Council meetings.
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