Marching For Economic Justice with Occupy OC-Santa Ana

Occupy Santa Ana march for Economic Justice 11-17-2011

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.

SEIU Local 1877 Joins up with Occupy Santa Ana for march 11-17-2011

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%.”

In solidarity with Occupy Wall Street demonstrators from SEIU 1877 and Occupy Santa Ana march through Santa Ana 11-17-2011

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.

Occupy Santa Ana marchers demand infrastructure repairs to creat new jobs

The occupations in Santa Ana and Irvine continue.

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  7 comments for “Marching For Economic Justice with Occupy OC-Santa Ana

  1. Post Modern
    November 18, 2011 at 1:37 pm

    the cops were not completely agreeable chris. nice article though.

    • November 18, 2011 at 3:20 pm

      Okay. I must have missed the disagreeable part. Do share what you witnessed.

    • Marcus Wilson
      November 19, 2011 at 6:48 pm

      This is an embarrassment to The Great Paul Walters. The Santa Ana Police Department does not approve of these protesters and if they don’t do something about it, they’ll screw up the crime statistics for Santa Ana. Protesters mean that reports might have to be written and that would cut into coffee and doughnut time. Under the leadership of Paul Walters, Santa Ana is a very safe city. The best in Orange County. Everyone knows that, so let’s no upset him.

  2. November 19, 2011 at 4:47 pm

    Too bad ICE didn’t show up to march with you guys. I am betting that the ranks of the protesters would have thinned out very quickly? Opps, I forgot, ICE works for Obama and the unions are pulling off this little charade to draw public attention away from the sorry job the President continues to do.

    Lipstick on the pig, does not remove the fact that despite appearances, the pig is still a pig. Obama with lipstick and OWS protests is still what he is, a failure.

  3. November 19, 2011 at 7:31 pm

    Pat,

    I wasn’t sure before, but now I’m certain. You are a racist. Just because people are Latino does not make them undocumented immigrants. Other than skin color, you have no basis for your comment. It is insulting, but even more, indicative of your lack of good character. You should be ashamed of yourself.

  4. November 19, 2011 at 9:34 pm

    From Occupy Wall Street to Justice for Janitors in 2 months, – what went wrong?

    Why doesn’t the Occupy Wall Street movement advocate for anti Wall Street legislation?

    Occupy Wall Street list of supporters, sponsors and sympathizers,
    http://biggovernment.com/publius/2011/10/31/the-99-the-official-list-of-occupywallstreets-supporters-sponsors-and-sympathizers/

    Now you know why the Occupy Wall Street groups don’t individually or collectively have a specific list of demands for Congress; for after all its Congress that makes the rules for Wall Street. The real leaders of the Occupy Wall Street movement organize for chaos, anarchy, and as many bodies in the street as possible. The last things the OWS leaders want are solutions to the financial crisis; this is why the OWS movement doesn’t advocate for any anti Wall Street legislation. Standing on the curb and yelling at cars: “I am the 99%” is not a revolution.

  5. Post Modern
    November 21, 2011 at 2:18 am

    Well, that is what you are for Robert. We are not standing in your way. So why are you standing in ours? We support your Wallstreet reforms. You want to see them happen don’t you? Stop projecting your failures onto us.

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