The Occupy Wall Street movement is still going. It was 42 days ago, on Sept. 17, when Ad Busters, a reader-supported publication that encourages citizen activism and challenges the world's power structures, posted this.
The movement, which began in New York, has since grown and spread throughout the country, including to Detroit.
Occupy Detroit launched on Oct. 21, with protesters gathering and camping out in Detroit's Grand Circus Park – at Woodward and Park avenues. The protesters have expanded to various areas and issues of the city including rallies scheduled in front of DTE to "stop the shutoffs," a Detroit Department of Transportation rally and a demonstration in favor of green jobs at the Old Highland Park Ford Plant in Highland Park.
Today at 4 p.m., the Occupy movement comes to Ferndale.
Oakland County Commissioner and former Ferndale mayor Craig Covey has organized an Occupy Ferndale event at the corner of Woodward and Nine Mile Road.
Covey told the Detroit Free Press that the Ferndale protesters aren't planning to camp out but wanted to make a statement. Covey posted an entry in his blog breaking down what Occupy protesters want.
He opens the blog with this:
Some pundits and talking heads, especially on the conservative side of things, claim to not understand what the thousands of folks involved in the new mass movement of "Occupy – 99%" want. Others are not yet paying attention. But it isn't hard to figure out the truth, and it certainly isn't rocket science. Here are some points that many are making, including those grass-roots folks planning "Occupy Ferndale – 99%! which is now coming together, set for Friday October 28th at Woodward and Nine Mile beginning at 4 pm.
Read the entire post here.
Occupy Ferndale's Facebook page asks protesters to "Bring your signs, flags, horns and drums. Friday Oct. 28th. Have a safe demo and a great Halloween."