WERU News Report 10/18/11

Producer/Host: Meredith DeFrancesco

Occupy Wall Street actions in Maine

Occupy Wall Street actions continue to spread across the country, and Maine. On Saturday, more then 150 people gathered on the steps of the capitol building in Augusta. That evening, more than 30 people camped out in the park across the street. Since Saturday, approximately 30 people have stayed each night. Each day, there is a demonstration on the capitol steps.
Occupy Bangor will kick off on October 29th. The time and place to be announced after an organizing meeting this coming Monday.
Blue Hill and Ellsworth are holding weekly Occupy Wall Street solidarity demonstrations : at noon on Saturday on the Blue Hill bridge and at noon on Sunday on the Ellsworth bridge.
Occupy Maine in Portland continues, as well.

On this program we hear from some of the participants in the Occupy Augusta Saturday, an international day of Occupy Wall Street actions.
And we speak with an activist with Occupy Bangor.

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