Local Occupy Group Determined To Continue Protest
With police removing occupy camps across the country, Occupy Coachella Valley is now facing how to keep the momentum going without actual occupation.Photo: Video by kmir6.com
With police removing occupy camps across the country, Occupy Coachella Valley is now facing how to keep the momentum going without actual occupation.
"Actually we are focusing now on organization and mobilization. We've done that assembling phase now we are are the organization phase," said Jayel Aheram, who's part of the Occupy Coachella Valley group.
While the Occupy Movement's message may be simple--take down corporate greed--getting it to resonate with millions of American's isn't that easy.
But a new field poll shows the majority of California Voters, two-thirds, support the idea behind the Occupy Movement, but almost half don't identify with the protesters.
"What they are doing is not making a difference. It is just causing
more police protection and costing the government more money," said Coachella Valley local Greg Totmen.
Occupy Coachella Valley organizers say they aren't going anywhere. They plan a massive rally on the country's capitol this Spring.
"I think [the occupy movement] has a chance to last. I just think the more support we have the longer they are going to stay," said Itzl Castillo, a supporter of the Occupy Coachella Valley group.
-Jessica Flores KMIR6 News.