Skip to comments.Occupy Pittsburgh marches, briefly occupies Target (protesting the employed)
Posted on 12/10/2011 5:55:56 PM PST by Libloather
Occupy Pittsburgh marches, briefly occupies Target
By Mackenzie Carpenter, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Saturday, December 10, 2011
Nearly 100 supporters of Occupy Pittsburgh entered a Target store in East Liberty Saturday afternoon to protest the company's policy of of hiring part-time instead of full-time workers, staying about 10 minutes before dispersing. Police were on the scene but there were no arrests.
The "flash mob" materialized after a rally at the Kingsley Center on East Liberty Boulevard earlier in the day, where speakers inveighed against corporate influence on government.
The march and protests come as BNY Mellon says it has asked Occupy Pittsburgh protesters to leave by Sunday at noon from Mellon Green, a privately owned park at Sixth and Grant streets, where members of the group have been camping since Oct. 15.
Occupants were served with notices from the financial company that they must remove their tents, other structures and personal items, citing concerns about "all aspects of personal safety. These concerns are heightened by reported incidents of hypothermia and the use of propane heaters, gasoline powered generators and other flammable devices in the confined spaces of tents."
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They certainly are a vile bunch.
Huh? Didn't their leader proclaim that it's a good thing to spread the wealth around?
These people don’t know what they want. They complain that they can’t find a job. Then the protest that those who do have jobs are only working part time.
Come on, winter.
This really pisses me off. That is about 7 minutes from my house. This is the second time that Target has been “targeted”....the first was a flash mob of rowdy black yutes 2 weeks after it opened in July.
I won’t blame the Target corp one bit if they shut it down. I will, however, be annoyed since its mighty convenient for me.
How many full-time employees does OWS have?
The park they are squatting on is (was) a nice park put in by BNY-Mellon when they built a new Client Service Center building in Pittsburgh. I'ts beyond me why they have allowed them to stay so long.
I think they should relocate to the yard of Vic Walczak, our local ACLU Don. He's all about power to the people, and I understand he has a pretty nice pad.