More than 200 Sarasotans gathered again this morning on the bayfront, expressing solidarity with the growing Occupy Wall Street movement and decrying American income inequality and corporate influence over politics.
One of the original creators of the Occupy Sarasota Facebook page, Lori Frary, described the series of protests emerging around the country as a “nonpartisan, non-political movement” during today’s “general assembly.” As for which politicians the protesters supported in the past, “We don’t care,” Frary said.
Harvey Gochberg — a board member of Florida Veterans for Common Sense, an antiwar veterans organization — told the crowd that individual protesters’ backgrounds don’t matter. “It’s the movement that matters,” he said.
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