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Occupy OC Rallies in Irvine

About 100 protesters show up for demonstration and campout at the Irvine Civic Center. City Councilman Larry Agran endorses the protest.

Waving signs and American flags, about 100 protesters marched in Irvine on Saturday to protest corporate greed and other perceived injustices.

Occupy Irvine, a spinoff of the Occupy Wall Street protest movement, also celebrated the Irvine City Council's decision to allow protesters to camp overnight on the Irvine Civic Center lawn.

Protesters kicked off Saturday's rally at the corner of Harvard Avenue and Alton Parkway, holding signs that read “Stop Corporate Greed” and “The World Is Watching.”

Chanting "We are the 99 percent,” the group peacefully made its way down Alton Parkway, across the street from the Civic Center.

Donna Heney, one of the organizers for Occupy Irvine, said she was proud of the demonstration: “[It shows] that we were willing to abide by the guidelines [the city] set up for us, and that we were determined ... to stay here in occupation.” 

Irvine City Councilman Larry Agran made an appearance in support of the protest, posing for a group picture and answering questions from the crowd.

“The city of Irvine should be available for purposes of free speech and an opportunity for people to express themselves, and build not just a better country or better state but a better local community,” Agran said.

The protest was scheduled to continue into the evening on the Civic Center lawn.

met00 November 22, 2011 at 07:24 PM
For all those pro-life Republicans... http://videocafe.crooksandliars.com/david/pregnant-seattle-protester-miscarries-after- Do we charge the cops with murder?
j denton November 22, 2011 at 08:43 PM
Seattle news stations are refusing to air the story, no reason being given.
met00 November 22, 2011 at 09:29 PM
She was a homeless person, they shouldn't have kids anyway. She deserved it. Come on GOP, tell us why killing HER unborn fetus was acceptable.... Pepper Spray is a food product, so it's okay! If it's murder when she chooses to abort, how come it's not murder when the police do it to her?
tom fred james November 23, 2011 at 09:25 AM
the 99%, "occupy", the homeless, the people who do not have time to read a contract, people who settle for a masters and a phd, people who get a check from the social security administration, are all the 99% of occupy, we need not settle for cooperating with the man, camping serenely in communion with the man. fuck the man fuck the fucking man CAMP ON THE EASEMENTS YEA THE Public Utilities Commissions FUCKING RIGHT OF WAY. THE MEME BETWEEN PROPERTIES. THE PLACES WHERE OUR NATIONAL GUARD COULD GO IN CASE WE WERE EVER TAKEN OVER. WELL NOW IS THE FUCKING GODDAMN TIME TAKE THED WATERWAYS THROW THOSE SIGNS THAT SAY NO TRESPASSING PUBLIC PROPERTY INTO THE FUCKING RIVER. NOW I do not want any body doing anything crazy like dismantleing the dams without taking proper measure to insure that no harm will come to anyone BUT I'LL BE GODDAMNED TO HELL IF I'M GOING TO WALK AROUND FOR HOURS LOOKING FOR A GODDAMN BATHROOM!!!
Mike Proctor November 23, 2011 at 04:56 PM
Hey Tom Fred James....keep posting, you are a perfect example of the "99%ers" that hurt this "so called movement". In fact, I think you were caught on video. http://tv.breitbart.com/caught-on-video-occupy-protester-defecates-in-public-street/ :-P ;-) The problem with the "Occupy" movement is that the far left wako's and anarchist have taken over. Sadly, the message of corporate bail outs, corporate cronyism, government corruption, and unfair corporate tax loop holes are being lost because of silly rants like yours.

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