Protest in Dunedin as Global Occupy demonstrations Begin
Occupy protests started in Dunedin on a day when global demonstrations are expected to take place in 82 countries, and 951 cities worldwide to demand an end to corporate greed and social injustice. New Zealand. 15th October 2011
The crowd at the Occupy protest in the Octagon, Dunedin, New Zealand. (#OccupyDunedin) gathered at 12:00hrs (12 noon) on the 15 October 2011 to start the world wide occupy protests.
A quiet start to the protest that is organised in 82 countries and 951 cities.
Originating in America with the Occupy Wall Street protests this phenomenon has caught the eye of many around the world.
These rallies are aimed to "....organize your local community to fight back against social injustice" as quoted from the Occupy Wall Street website.
Slogans like ‘we are the 99%’ and ‘occupy together’ have become the catch calls. Social media and websites are the preferred tool of choice to get the word out to anyone that’s interested in joining into the movement.
With the craze of hashtags started on Twitter, thing’s like #globalchange #occupy #15oct #occupytogether among many others are linking it all together. Face Book pages are letting people know the nuts and bolts of what is going on in their area when it comes to times and dates. Information along with debate is spreading through many networks like Google Plus where both sides of the debate are being argued strongly either for or against, and yet others who can’t decide.
Governments have been very conspicuous by there absence, saying nothing and just sitting back. A lot like many of the corporations that seem to be getting targeted by these protests.