Six to eight people showed up to occupy the Pine Mountain community on Saturday, Nov. 12 at a safe turnout along Mil Potrero Highway. They said they'd be there again from 3-5 p.m. on Sunday.
PINE MOUNTAIN CLUB (Sunday, Nov. 13, 2011 at 4 a.m.)—The ‘Occupy’ movement has come to the Mountain Communities. On Saturday, as motorists rounded the ‘S’ curves down Mil Potrero Highway on their way into the community of Pine Mountain, they saw waving placards at one very large turnout. Six to eight demonstrators were there, careful to leave a safe margin between themselves and the road. Their signs covered a range of issues, from "Paying Taxes Is a Patriotic Duty" to "I Can’t Afford a Lobbyist. I Am the 99%" plus "Middle Class and Sinking Fast."
The ages of the demonstrators appeared to range from roughly 45 years to over 65. Among the group was at least one college professor, a school teacher, an artist, a mystery writer and retirees.
Another demonstration is planned for Sunday afternoon. Here’s a note from an organizer:
"We had fun this morning receiving lots and lots of car honks in support of our efforts. 6 folks held up signs! Tomorrow [Sunday] we’ll meet there again (large turn -out at the bottom of the S curves on Mil Potrero) 3-5 p.m. I’ll join you all at 4 p.m. We’ve decided to keep this up every Sat. morning from 10 a.m. – noon and Sunday from 3-5 p.m. Join us when you can…."
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This is part of the November 11, 2011 online edition of The Mountain Enterprise.
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