Occupy Fort Wayne: Saturday 12 Noon at One Summit Square

By Maureen Mespell
By John W. Davis

October 10, 2011 Updated Oct 10, 2011 at 10:23 PM EST

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Indiana's NewsCenter) -- "Show me what democracy looks like, this is what democracy looks likes, tell me what democracy looks like, this what democracy looks like," dozens of people screamed in a call and response chant outside Monday's Occupy Fort Wayne informational meeting.

The newly formed group held an informational meeting at Local 901 Union Hall on Broadway Avenue in Fort Wayne Monday night.

More than 100 people of all ages attended the impromptu meeting.

After a few hours of planning, members voted to publicly voice their disgust about issues likes corporate greed, on-going wars, high unemployment, high foreclosure rates and dwindling social services.

The rally will take place Saturday, October 15 at noon, where members will "occupy" One Summit Square in Downtown Fort Wayne.

Members told Indiana's NewsCenter they will be there "as long as it takes to see change."

Saturday's upcoming protest follows one in Indianapolis last week and others across the nation.

All of the protests have stemmed from and are in support of the Occupy Wall Street movement in New York City.

"We're supposed to be able to voice dissent," said Occupy Fort Wayne Member Rosanne Miller.

"You know, when things are going wrong. This is what this is because we've lost our hope or changes with our electoral system to provide for the people properly," Miller explained.

The Occupy Fort Wayne group has a Facebook page with more than 1,000 likes and an informational website.

We've posted links to both of those sites in the related content section of this story.




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