[UPDATE: With Irvine Protest] Occupy Santa Ana March Sees Large Turnout; Protest In Front of John Wayne Airport Tonight
Original PostNovember 17, 2011 2:56 P.M.: The resounding question being asked since New York's Zuccotti Park was cleared of Occupiers Tuesday has been where does the movement go from that point. Santa Ana Occupy responded today with a long march north from the county Civic Center to the 5 Freeway. There, a group of more than 50 protesters, which included members of the Service Employees Industrial Union Local 1877, carried signs demanding justice for janitors while shouting common Occupy chants and the United Farm Workers-coined slogan, "Si Se Puede."
The march crossed the overpass above the 5 Freeway, where the group split in half and lined sidewalks on both sides of Main Street north of the Discovery Science Center. Occupiers said they hoped to bring attention to the country's crumbling infrastructure, which could potentially be a source of jobs if the government decided to invest in repairs.
This afternoon will see more protests in Irvine, where Occupiers, along with moveon.org, will march to the connector bridge near John Wayne Airport and MacArthur Boulevard.
Updates to come...stay tuned!
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