On Thursday tens of thousands of demonstrators marched for Economic Justice in New York City and across the nation. Hundreds marched in Orange County throughout the day in Santa Ana, Irvine, Laguna Hills, and Orange. I joined the march through Santa Ana with about 75 members of the OccupyOC-Santa Ana and members of SEIU Local 1877. Register coverage here.
We gathered in the Civic Center courtyard outside the county Hall of Administration and were joined by participants from SEIU. Marching north on Broadway to Civic Center then east to Main Street where we headed north. We were joined by very agreeable Santa Ana police officers on 6 motorcycles as we walked past cheering students at the Orange County High School of the Arts on our way to meet up with more marchers at the SEIU offices on Main Street.
From the SEIU offices we continued north to the Main Street overpass at the 5 freeway where marchers continued their chants of “We Are the 99%.”
The goal of the march was to show solidarity with the Occupy Wall Street demonstration an its two month anniversary. All of the demonstrations in Orange County went smoothly, and peacefully.
The occupations in Santa Ana and Irvine continue.