World's Largest #Occupy Demonstration is Held in Curry County
October 17, 2011 - On Saturday October 15 the world's largest #Occupy demonstration so far took place right here in Curry County in the north county town of Port Orford. Event organizer Gary Wickham reports that about 100 people gathered for the first Occupy Port Orford event at the chain link fence in front of the Driftwood Elementary School playground in an exuberant and peaceful demonstration supporting economic justice for the 99 percent of Americans who have been left behind by the American economic and political system over the last 30 years.
"There were signs saying 'Honk for 99%', 'Honk for no cuts to Social Security', among many others," says Gary. "We received many honks and thumbs up from the people passing by on Highway 101. Some of the attendees brought their instruments and provided musical accompaniment to the singing of old protest songs."
No doubt you're wondering how we can call this the world's largest #Occupy demonstration when tens of thousands of people demonstrated in cities around the world. Okay, we're exaggerating a bit, but it was a huge event for a community the size of Port Orford. Port Orford with a population of about 1,100 people saw the equivalent of 10 percent of its population take part in the Occupy Port Orford event. That's as if 60,000 people turned out in Portland or 800,000 people in New York City!
Way to go, Port Orford!
Gary hopes to have another event this coming Saturday, exact time and place to be announced on : http://www.meetup.com/occupytogether/Port-Orford-OR.
Greeting Passersby on Highway 101
Soliciting -- and Getting -- Honks of Support
End of the March at Battle Rock Park
Solidarity With Occupy Wall Street