Protesters gather at Harbourside Park in St. John’s to participate in Occupy Newfoundland. Photo by Colin MacLean / The Telegram
The worldwide “occupy“ movement came to Newfoundland and Labrador on Saturday.
About 50 people braved a soggy day on the St. John’s waterfront to show solidarity with their American counterparts. The demonstrators have been inspired by the Occupy Wall Street protest that’s been taking place in the United States for the past couple of weeks. Dubbed Occupy Newfoundland the Harbourside Park event coincided with similar protests across the world on Saturday.
In keeping with the occupy theme several people pitched tents in the park and vowed to stay as long as possible.
Organized mostly online through social media websites the events espouse any number of grievances with the status quo, but all share the theme of displeasure with the financial uncertainty facing the average citizen and disparity in the distribution of the world’s wealth.