Occupy Dallas to March Saturday

By Elvira Sakmari
|  Saturday, Oct 15, 2011  |  Updated 4:14 PM CDT
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Saturday afternoon Occupy Dallas planned to march to Goldman Sachs in Crescent Court.

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Dallas police estimate more than 350 people joined the Occupy Dallas march from Pioneer Plaza to Goldman Sachs Saturday afternoon.

Over the past month, the anti-Wall Street protest against corporate greed and economic inequality has spread from New York City to Dallas and other cities across the United States and around the world.

OccupyDallas released a declaration of purpose Saturday in conjunction with its two-mile march to Crescent Court, it reads as follows:
 
The following is an excerpt from the declaration of the occupation for New York City made at the OWS general assembly on September 28, 2011:

"As we gather together in solidarity to express a feeling of mass injustice, we must not lose sight of what brought us together. We write so that all people who feel wronged by the corporate forces of the world can know that we are your allies... Exercise your right to: peaceably assemble; occupy public space; create a process to address the problems we face; generate solutions accessible to everyone."

This is our declaration of purpose: OccupyDallas will continue to exercise its rights to peaceably assemble; we will continue to occupy public space until the voice of the 99% is no longer silenced by the voice of the 1%; we will work to create a process to address the problems we face; we will work to generate solutions accessible to everyone. OccupyDallas will continue to stand in solidarity with the occupations in the United States and around the world.

Organizers in Dallas reached an agreement with the city on Friday to move from Pioneer Plaza to City Hall Park by 5 p.m. Sunday. Under the agreement, the group can stay behind City Hall for 60 days.

Occupy Dallas said it would continue to protest in Pioneer Plaza during the day.

Occupy Fort Worth is set up in Burnett Park, across from Bank of America on West 7th Street. Its marches are planned for noon and 6 p.m., but its website didn't show a specific planned event on Saturday.


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