Occupy El Paso Protesters Given Citations
POSTED: Monday, November 14, 2011 - 6:47pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, November 15, 2011 - 4:18pm
EL PASO- Occupy El Paso's permit from the city expired Sunday afternoon in time for the Christmas lights to be set up.
Most protestors had packed up their things and left, but a few stayed behind. Police arrived and handed out 13 citations. The few that stayed behind wanted to make sure that their message was heard.
"The main message is corporate greed and laundering in the government since the beginning. It stretches it's branches very far, very deep in every situation in every category," said protester Edward Nathaniel.
The protestors plan to move their demonstration from San Jacinto Plaza to Cleveland Park. "We plan on going to Cleveland Park, setting up camp, putting up information, hopefully we get new people, new visitors, new eyes, new ideas, we need local support, so please come out and show your support," said Nathaniel.
Occupy El Paso will have a meeting tonight at Cleveland Park and decide as a group on their next move. They do plan on attending tomorrow's City Council meeting to ask for a new permit.
People around San Jacinto Plaza were not supportive of the Occupy El Paso movement.
One person who wanted to remain anonymous expressed his frustration. "I hear what they're talking about, they have people saying we need this, we need that to help the poor, we need to cut corporate greed..I agree VOTE."
He says that Occupy El Paso should do something more useful than to hang around a public park. "If you wanna cut corporate greed, get on the board, vote for the people and watch the board, make sure the right people are instilled on your board."