Marquette, MI – Occupy the U.P. is a spin off of the political protest on Wall Street- Occupy Wall Street. Their first protest will be Saturday, Oct. 15th at Harlow Park at 7th and Washington St. Gathering begins at 8 a.m., a group of three speakers will starts at 9:30 a.m. and the march along a planned route will start at 10 a.m. Details of the planned protest can be found on their event facebook page.
Three speakers will give the background of this political protest, explain the laws and guidelines setup by communication with local authorities and the plan to self-police, and the rally speaker who will declare the overreaching cause of the movement, motivate the group and peacefully begin the march.
Their facebook page states, “The goal is to remove economic power from having a voice in the political system (get the private money out of campaign finances, stop the paid-for politicians). The people wish to have their voices heard. We will no longer accept our tax money going towards “fixing” a continually corrupt economic system.”
Members of Occupy U.P. also stated, “Men and women of all races, backgrounds, social statuses, political and religious beliefs will be gathering to protest and represent the 99% with the goal of ending the greed and corruption of the wealthiest 1% of America.”
Occupy the U.P.’s facebook page also said they are looking for positive change and feel major politicians have no plans to serve the people they are representing. “They push corporate agendas, not the needs of the people”.
They are asking supporters to bring musical instruments, noise makers, and friends. Their is a voted-on march route that will be followed.