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  • Occupy Pittsburgh vows to seize and rename Mellon Green [currently it's a privately owned park]

    12/11/2011 12:14:14 PM PST · by grundle · 14 replies
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | December 11, 2011 | Amy McConnell Schaarsmith
    Organizers of the Occupy Pittsburgh tent encampment said today they are "seizing" the BNY Mellon's privately owned park in Downtown...
  • Occupy Pittsburgh marches, briefly occupies Target (protesting the employed)

    12/10/2011 5:55:56 PM PST · by Libloather · 8 replies
    Post-Gazette ^ | 12/10/11 | Mackenzie Carpenter
    Occupy Pittsburgh marches, briefly occupies TargetBy 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...
  • Occupy Pittsburgh protesters wake to mud, cold, hecklers (most sneak home to get rid of the smell)

    10/18/2011 3:52:21 AM PDT · by Libloather · 25 replies
    Pittsburgh Live ^ | 10/18/11 | Bill Vidonic
    Occupy Pittsburgh protesters wake to mud, cold, hecklersBy Bill Vidonic, PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW Tuesday, October 18, 2011 One member of Occupy Pittsburgh sleeping in Mellon Green just before 7 a.m. Monday was awakened by a shout: "Get a job!" It was the first day that members of the movement protesting corporate greed and other social problems faced Downtown Pittsburgh's work force en masse since setting up camp in BNY Mellon's park on Saturday. Instead of embracing nature with the sound of crickets and the smell of pine, protesters dealt with the revving of engines and the smell of exhaust fumes. Camping...