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'Occupy' Movement Comes to The City of Alameda

Gathering at City Hall Tuesday echos hundreds of protests across the country and around the globe.

Alamedans gathered in front of City Hall Tuesday evening to protest growing economic inequities in the United States.

" to corporate greed," said organizer Katherine Culberg. "And the excessive influence big business has on our government's policies."

Since its beginnings in New York City in early September, the "Occupy" movement has gathered momentum around the globe, with protests in hundreds of cities worldwide.

"There's this amazing energy gathering right now — we're taking the conversation out of our living rooms," Culberg said. "It's a movement."

In the Bay Area, cities from to — as well, of course, as , Oakland and San Francisco have been the site of protests.

KTVU's Oct. 18 coverage of the Occupy movement includes shots of Alameda.

You can find Occupy Alameda on Facebook here

Also: If you have pictures or video you can upload them to this article by choosing "add my own pictures" below the exisiting pictures. 

Al Wright of Raintree Studios posted photos here

Irene Dieter October 19, 2011 at 02:00 PM
Here is a slide show highlighting the messages Alamedans expressed: http://islesay.wordpress.com/2011/10/18/alameda-occupies-wall-street/
Eve Pearlman October 19, 2011 at 02:49 PM
Thanks for the link, Irene. --Eve
Alana Dill October 19, 2011 at 03:08 PM
I was sad not to attend - just overbooked. How many people showed up for this first rally?
Marie Long October 19, 2011 at 04:24 PM
Sadly, I wish I could have gone. I was able to drive by and honk in support while doing soccer and football transport. Great job, Alamedans! Way to do it with pride and dignity. For that pesky 1% of money hoarders, know that if we fall, you have nothing left to hold you up so you will fall too. No structure can stand without a solid foundation. And you won't find any sympathy from us - we've been struggling for far too long and, quite simply, we're exhausted. Remember that the next time you close the wallet and vote down a tax increase on the rich.
Cindi Silva October 19, 2011 at 06:43 PM
Yesterday during the protest outside of Alameda's City Hall there was a young family of four holding a sign, "Honk if you are the 99%" Cars were driving by honking and waving. I told the Mom, "Your family is so powerful." Here's a poem I wrote: http://mindfulnesswalks.wordpress.com/2011/10/19/who-are-the-99-percent/
Eve Pearlman October 19, 2011 at 08:29 PM
Thanks for the link, Cindi. There are two short video clips posted on SFGate's In Alameda blog: http://blog.sfgate.com/inalameda/2011/10/19/occupy-almeda-video/
Jaan Carter November 01, 2011 at 05:46 AM
Occupy Alameda, Tuesday, Nov. 1st, 5:30pm, on Otis Street across from the banks in Towne Center! Let's go, Alameda! We are the 99% !!!

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