Local Supporters Band Together To Occupy Yakima [PHOTOS]
At 11:30am on Saturday, October 15th, the Global Day of Action, the local Occupy Yakima group came together at Millennium Plaza in downtown Yakima to make a stand for what's on their mind. After a few spoke on stats and statistics they decided to occupy Yakima avenue, holding their signs with pride encouraging cars to honk their horns in support.
A much smaller version of what you see with the Occupy Wall Street on TV, I counted approximately 75 in attendance with more coming in, but they had the same goal. I spoke with Jen of Zillah on why she was there in attendance:
Corporations spend billions of dollars every year on lobbyists and paying off our politicians so their needs can be furthered. Nobody is standing up for the 99%. Nobody is standing up for our teachers and our schools and our health care system and we have to all come together as the 99% - to band together and say "enough is enough."
I also spoke to Cristal from Sunnyside:
I believe that it's time we stand up for our rights. They are taking the greed to seriously. They are greedy.
Where you there? I'd love to hear your opinion on this. Tell us in the comments below.