SAN DIEGO (AP) — Even with Democrats supporting higher taxes on the wealthy this November, Occupy protesters still found fault with California’s majority party.
About 100 Occupy members protested Saturday outside the San Diego Convention Center, where the state party was holding its annual convention.READ MORE: Stockton Police Chief Praises Hero Neighbor Who Saved Little Boy During Deadly Shooting
Many sounded off on themes similar to those being discussed inside, but protesters said some Democrats had let them down by supporting what they believe are high levels of military spending and spending millions on political campaigns.
“Don’t just watch us, come and join us,” they chanted.READ MORE: What We Know About Lance Lowe, Suspect In Killing Of Stockton Police Officer Jimmy Inn
Many Democratic delegates stopped to talk to the protesters. Some even wore buttons saying “We are the 99 percent” and “Millionaire’s tax of 2012.”
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