Occupy Protesters Make Another Appeal To Sacramento City Council
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SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – Occupy supporters are on the move again in Sacramento. They went from Cesar Chavez Park to city hall for the second straight week.
“Hopefully everything works out and they understand why we’re here and what our purpose is,” said a protester.
There was no vote tonight. Mayor Johnson is going to the park in the next few days, to consider a resolution that everyone is happy with.
The group is demanding the right to occupy Cesar Chavez Park 24 hours a day.
“These people are patriots, these people are patriots,” said a protester.
Their message to the Sacramento City council is clear!
“Your violating our rights of peaceful assembly, you have police that are closing parks that belong to us,” said a protester.
Even well-known protestor Cindy Sheehan attended tonight’s council meeting only days after her own arrest at Cesar Chavez Park.
“I want to assure you, give you my word for what its worth that occupy Sacramento is neighborhood friendly,” said Sheehan.
As speakers with Occupy Sacramento addressed the council, the crowd showed their support through silent cheers.
“People are sitting in a park, that’s what they are doing they’re sitting in a park discussing public issues. What they’re doing is the solution,” said.
The protesters are pushing the council to allow the occupy movement to stay in Cesar Chavez park 24/7.
“Stop telling us that our constitutional rights end when the park closes don’t tell us to go home and return for our constitutional rights tomorrow morning its not acceptable,” said a protester.
So far, over the last 11 days, there have been 57 arrests. Thirteen people have been arrested more than once.