On the one-year anniversary of Occupy Newfoundland’s inception, some of the movement’s supporters share their thoughts and experiences with The Independent as they prepared to re-occupy Harbourside Park in St. John’s for one night on Sunday, Oct. 14.
To commemorate the year anniversary of Occupy Newfoundland’s occupation of Harbourside Park, a group of citizens are preparing to re-occupy the historic site for one night.
The Sept. 15 nation-wide protests were held 48 hours before Parliament resumed. It is expected the Harper administration will push through further cuts to social services and public sector jobs in another omnibus budget bill.
The Occupy Wall Street movement began one year ago after Canadian magazine Adbusters put out the call for people to converge on New York City’s financial district and occupy Manhattan’s Zuccotti Park to protest corporate greed and growing inequality in North America. On Monday protesters reconvened in Manhattan to mark the one-year anniversary of the movement. Watch Democracy Now‘s coverage here.
The “Occupy” movement is coming under fire all over North America; while steps are being taken in Canadian cities like Vancouver and Calgary to remove the protesters from their encampments on public properties, The Telegram checked in with the movement in downtown St. John’s and it seems to be “business as usual”. “We were talking yesterday about how since we’re one of the last Occupy movements standing in Canada at the moment, because of all the evictions … this is a very important moment for us to show our support at this occupy movement (in the park) and to keep in going strong,” said on occupier. Despite camping out at Harbourside Park, the group is keeping a website updated with its latest: www.occupynl.ca. How long until St. John’s residents demand access to their own public space? Source: The Telegram