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Posted on 12/31/2012 8:24:23 PM PST by Steelfish
Occupy Float To Follow Rose Parade The 15-foot-high float, with "Mr. Monopoly" riding a red wagon, is designed to draw attention to foreclosures and "illegal bank practices," an organizer says.
By Adolfo Flores, Los Angeles Times December 31, 2012 The Occupy movement will be making a repeat appearance at the 2013 Tournament of Roses Parade, organizers and police said Monday.
A 15-foot-high float, with "Mr. Monopoly" riding a red wagon, will wheel its way down the 5.5-mile route at the conclusion of the parade, organizers said. The board game character, intended to represent bankers, will have strings attached to participants who are on the verge of losing their homes or have lost their homes to foreclosure.
"It symbolizes the grip the banks have on individual homeowners," said Carlos Marroquin, an organizer with Occupy Fights Foreclosures. "We're protesting the foreclosure practices that continue to hurt millions of families."
Occupy Fights Foreclosures, a subcommittee of Occupy L.A., is hoping to capture the attention of the thousands of national and international viewers of the parade, Marroquin said, and highlight what they call "illegal bank practices."
Organizers expect at least 200 people to march alongside their float "Occupy Our Homes, It's Not All Roses for the Banksters' Victims." Participants will meet at 6 a.m. at Singer Park before making their way to the parade route. Occupy groups from across the region, including Irvine, Riverside and Pasadena, are expected to attend.
"We are not planning a civil disobedience; we're not going to interrupt the parade itself," Marroquin said. "We just want to bring attention to the foreclosure issues involving these major banks."
Germany-based Deutsche Bank, Wells Fargo and Bank of America are among the banks the Occupy protesters are criticizing.
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As long as they are protesting peacefully, and not being disruptive.
Who has the laser?
IIRC there is a tradition of unofficial followers after the end of the Rose Parade. Including similar dregs. I have seen one Rose Parade, but didn’t wait for the unofficial dregs. It was off to the bus for the ride to the game. My wish for Occupy is that there will be lots of horses, elephants and, especially, donkeys in the official parade tomorrow!
The ‘Occupy’ movement was created to give the Socialists/Communists in the bamking industry cover.
As I recall, they also did this last year.
Isn’t the Monopoly character copyrighted?
Probably the Cal-Poly folks. They usually have the neatest stuff. In the Rose Parade I saw they had a bunch of sign carrying supports streetside across from the TV anchors. 'Their' float hosed them with hidden water fire extinguishers! The networks, at least the one I'd taped, missed it but we caught it on our own video. Alas their float will be out of range, blocks ahead of Occupy.
‘Banking’. Where is Corzine these days? Aaaahhhh, yes. Socialism is incredibly lucrative, is it not?
Happy New Year. It will be nice to sleep for a change, :/
Is there no end to the immaturity of this regime and it’s supporters?
Keep your power dry.
How dare those evil bankers expect people to repay the money they were loaned!
Yes, they did. And we all ignored them. Any crowd that was still there booed them.
Will they ‘float’ face down?
It’s Kalipornia... I am surprised their isn’t a NAMBLA or a kiddie porn float... they probably will have one throwing condoms and candy to the children
” “It symbolizes the grip the banks have on individual homeowners,” said Carlos Marroquin, an organizer with Occupy Fights Foreclosures. “We’re protesting the foreclosure practices that continue to hurt millions of families.”
How about protesting the government and its regulations. You know, the same regulations you guys usually support.
Should be a TEA Party / NRA float right behind them