Skip to comments.Protestors take to downtown Flint in support of McDonald's workers, marijuana legalization
Posted on 07/31/2013 5:22:17 PM PDT by cripplecreek
FLINT, MI -- A group of protestors operating under the banner of Anonymous -- a multi-faceted, underground activist group known for hacking computers of U.S. government offices and those of foreign countries -- took to downtown Flint Wednesday, July 31, to support a range of social and political issues.
Led by Flint resident Adam Gerics, founder and co-director of New Market Fire Station Compassion Center of Greater Flint and a candidate for Flint City Council, protestors stood outside U.S. Rep Dan Kildee's Flint District Office, 801 S. Saginaw St.
"A major part of this action is that we want to show that Anonymous is not just a bunch of hackers," Gerics said. "This is what we call 'legion level activism' on the streets."
Gerics wielded a microphone to oppose marijuana illegalization as protestors held signs. Others showed support for Flint-area fast-food workers who protested low wages at the McDonald's restaurant at 7022 N. Saginaw St. in Flint, and some decried Monsanto, an agricultural producer of genetically engineered seed.
The group, dubbed "Operation Unite4Cause," then walked to McFarlan Park at the corner of North Saginaw Street and Martin Luther King Avenue, posing for pictures in front of the Genesee County Veterans Memorial and continuing the protest.
Kevin Kage, of Hollywood, Fla., said he took part in the protest to show his disgust with elected officials standing for corporate interests instead of the interests of the people who elected them.
"It's not about me, Kevin Kage ... it's not about any of us, individually," Kage said. "It's about all of us together. My face makes no difference. But our voices all together can really make a change."
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Well when these protestors get the munchies they may be surprised that McDonalds no longer has a value menu, a victim of higher wages.
Gotta git me one o' them V masks. Maybe Wal-Mart has them.
bunch o’ idjits
DoooD! Free Burgers and joints for everyone! Its like, Im a Genius or something! Pay the McD dood doubles and free burgers! OH WoW!
How grassroots-y that they all show up at multiple locations for this. OFA much? Occupy much?
Yep! And McD’s caters heavily to black communities.
But if you look at the pictures at the site I don’t think you’ll see any blacks.
Pay us more so they can buy more weed!
We demand out constitutional rights!
Funny how the anti-individual brainwashing can take root in certain minds. I remember playing parachute games in elementary school in the '80s where there were no "winners". Most of us couldn't wait to get back to dodge ball but it's obvious a few got roped in.
Get the public too stoned to discern the BS in ‘Rat’s glittering generalities.
No wonder the left wants to legalize weed.
Oh, Adam Gerics of the NMFSCCGF - I consider him a right deviationist and that’s why I formed the NMFSCCGF-MLLT.
Hey, if the price of McDonalds burgers goes up, iow the strikers win, the munchies crowd will pay through the nose.
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