The "Occupy Wall Street" demonstration that's been catching on across the country in recent weeks is just days away from the introduction of the Fort Lauderdale movement.
Saturday, October 8 is the inaugural date of Occupy Fort Lauderdale, as protesters will gather outside the Broward Main Public Library at 6 p.m.
"Let's occupy Fort Lauderdale and show that every place in this country is fed up with corporate thieves stealing our liberty and selling it to the highest bidder," it says on Occupy Fort Lauderdale's Facebook page, which seems to be the main way people are organizing.
Here's the agenda currently set up for Saturday's Occupy Fort Lauderdale Gathering:
- Introduction - 10min
- General Assembly Etiquette - 5min
- Agenda overview - 5min
- Discussion on current available resources - 10min
- Discussion on needed resources - 20min
- Discussion on priority issues/demands and focus - 1hr 30min
- Volunteering and delegation of responsibilities - 20min
- Date/location/time selection for next assembly - 15min
There are currently 328 people who "like" the Facebook page for Occupy Fort Lauderdale, although we'll have to find out how many are in attendance on Saturday.
Occupy Palm Beach and Occupy Miami have already held their inaugural meetings, and on October 15, Occupy Florida will organize at five locations throughout the state to concentrate more people in the key areas, including one in Miami.
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