“Occupy Charleston” starts today and will continue for 99 hours–claiming to support the 99 percent of Americans not in big business.
One of the “Occupy Charleston” organizers Christopher Inglese says the movement will protest against those on Wall Street who they say are to blame for the failing economy. Inglese says the message they want to get across–
“This is about people coming together and making this country even better than it already is. I think we can all agree that we are going in the wrong direction and that we can do better than we are doing–and that’s what this is all about. This is about educating people. This is about bringing people together. This is about consensus building, this is about people taking their democracy back from a corrupt Washington DC where corporate influence is way out of control,” says Inglese.
Inglese says they have a unified message, like the Tea Party, but will not give in to becoming a political affiliate.
“Accountability, corruption and equitably is exactly what the Tea Party came to the table with when they first got started and before they were co-opted by the Republican Party. We will not be co-opted by the Democrats, we will not be co-opted by any political affiliation. This is the people’s movement and all people are invited. All people’s opinions are valued. All peoples are encouraged to participate in the direct democracy process,” says Inglese.
“Occupy Charleston” begins today and ends on Sunday.