Occupy Tampa celebrates two year anniversary of Occupy Wall Street
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09/18/13 Seán Kinane
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Occupy Tampa marks the September 17th date that Occupy Wall Street began in 2011.


photo by Seán Kinane


Tuesday was the 2-year anniversary of the birth of the Occupy Wall Street movement.

In downtown Tampa, six activists -- including Susie Shannon – stood in a light rain waving at evening rush hour traffic.

"We're here today because it's the second anniversary of Occupy Wall Street and the spirit lives on. The work keeps going. So we're just here to celebrate it."

Where are we?

"We're at Curtis Hixon in downtown Tampa and Occupy Wall Street is in Zucchati Park and all over New York City. This park is where Occupy started in Tampa, it's where we first 'occupied'. We actually started meeting over in Gaslight but this is the first place that we camped out and where we took over the sidewalks."

What is the direction, where's Occupy Tampa, where's Occupy Wall Street going right now?

"I don't where Occupy Wall Street is going specifically. I know they're working on strike debt issues, I don't know what kind of working groups they really have going but we're working on a number of things. We like to get involved in different national calls to action and so forth. And help people organize with direct democracy. So whether it's an Occupy event or another event we're out there working on it usually."

If people wanted to find out more information what can they do?

"We hold a general assembly the first and third Sundays of every month at Kiley Gardens amphitheater. 7 o'clock and open to the public."

They held large signs saying OWS and S17 to mark the September 17th date that Occupy Wall Street began in 2011.



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