This weekend the Occupy Wall Street movement, that started in New York, went global. All over the world, people gathered and marched in their respective civic city centers, to protest the corporate that has infected the political processes.
In Orange County, more than 600 people turned out to occupy the lawn outside the Irvine Civic Center. The plan was to occupy the civic center indefinitely. However, the police told protesters that they could neither camp nor stand still.
According to an OC Weekly report, the protesters kept moving. An Occupy Orange County organizer, D'Marie Mullatierri, exhausted, decided to sit, as did others as the night wore on. There were no reported arrests. However, the protest organizers have started a petition requesting that the city of Irvine respect the first amendment right to peacefully assemble in public squares and parks.
Another Occupy Orange County demonstration is planned for October 22, in the Santa Ana Civic Center.