What appears to be a growing, if not polite, protest movement has finally emerged in Newport. An Occupy Newport group has popped up on Facebook and the group is sponsoring a demonstration for this afternoon in Newport, from 4pm to 6pm at the corner of Highway 101 and Highway 20, or Coast Highway and Olive for locals.
The group has just begun to organize and their mantra is the same as first appeared in the Occupy Wall Street event in New York; the U.S.A. has been taken over by the super wealthy on Wall Street, a component of the national economy that was barely a blip on the country’s Gross Domestic Product ten years ago, but now accounts for a major part of it. Critics say the “uber” elite now pays little in taxes and are actually investing in foreign manufacturing and other services that actively compete with America’s declining middle class that is having a harder and harder time making ends meet, and when they can’t, there is little being done for them.
Here is the Occupy Newport Facebook announcement made a short time ago:
Occupy Newport is here. Let us join together and show support for the occupiers in Portland and the rest of the world. We will meet at 4-6pm this Wednesday at the corner of Hwy 20 and 101. That is Oct. 12th. We have signs. We need people to attend. Bring your signs, bring your voice, bring your friends and family! RAIN OR DRIZZLE, WE WILL BE THERE! We must stand in solidarity to end corporate greed’s strangle hold on our Government and Nation!