Occupy Salt Lake to celebrates six months on Friday

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  • Liberal Ted Salt Lake City, UT
    April 6, 2012 3:18 p.m.

    Quote: The occupy protests give other people “a sense of purpose … a sense of community,” Niely said.

    If setting up tents and showing up for photo-ops give you a sense of purpose; that should tell everyone what the supposed movement is about.

    Work will give these people a real sense of purpose. Imagine how it would feel, to not depend on election cycles to vote in the candidate that is going to steal the most from others and hand it over to you. Imagine the feeling, everyday after work, that you pay for your food and your house and not worry if your welfare is going to make it that week.

    I agree with an earlier post, that the police will crack down on the real 99% of Americans that want to attend a parade or firework show. But seem to have little interest in a group of people that are dealing drugs, nightly fights, a death, food distribution that does not meet health codes, and I understand free speech and the right to protest. But, at some point the rest of us that pay taxes would like to use the places that we pay for.

  • 2 bits Cottonwood Heights, UT
    April 6, 2012 2:42 p.m.

    I guess the movement's kinda gone to pot.... can't even get anybody to comment on it.

  • ninsiana0 SLC, UT
    April 6, 2012 2:37 p.m.

    Corrections on a few pieces of information:

    The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) will actually be meeting in SLC July 25-28th. Occupy SLC and the ALEC Welcoming Committee will be "welcoming" the organization then, not April 12th. Please visit www.alecwc.org for more information.

    And OccupySLC will be moving to the library TONIGHT, Friday, April 6th. Meet at Gallivan Plaza at 4PM for the six month anniversary march.

  • 2 bits Cottonwood Heights, UT
    April 6, 2012 11:48 a.m.

    The tents are still there... but not the people (from what I've seen)

    The tents and the mess remain but there are usually no occupiers. What message is that sending? That it's a part-time job (only when cameras are there)?

    What's curious to me is... why is it legal for these people to camp out in Galivan Plaza, or Pioneer Park, or wherever they want in SLC... but my family would be forced out by the police or at least ticketed if we tried to camp out to get a good spot for the 24th of July parade.

    Why is it apparently legal for these guys to camp on the street... but not for my family?

    And why are the SLC Police evidently so afraid of these people, and upholding the law when it comes to them like they would any other people? Are they afraid of the people... or all the cameras?

    The SLC police chief seems to treat this special group of people with kid gloves at all times. Is he like that on ALL law enfocement (selective)?

  • Mountanman Hayden, ID
    April 6, 2012 5:50 a.m.

    What are they “fighting for”; More welfare, a free ride through life? What? Does the world owe them or anyone a living? Get a bath and go get a job and contribute to society rather than be a burden. You will feel much better about yourself and your life will have more meaning that camping out complaining about how mistreated you are!

  • bluecoug89 Highland, UT
    April 6, 2012 12:21 a.m.

    I didn't even know the whole occupy movement was going still. Wasn't the whole point of this movement to get their voices out their and to be heard? Looks like the only thing they're occupying is the back seat.

  • EightOhOne St. George, UT
    April 5, 2012 10:42 p.m.

    Keep fighting occupiers!!!