One year after New Yorkers took to Zuccotti Park to protest against economic and social inequality, members of the Occupy Edmonton movement are preparing to commemorate the anniversary by picketing outside Canada Place Monday.
The protesters will focus on their non-confidence in Prime Minister Stephen Harper, said Occupy Edmonton spokesperson David Laing.
“In order to keep our democracy healthy we need representation. I’m really alarmed personally at the lack of information around the election fraud. I don’t think many people know or recognize the extent of it,” Laing told Metro Monday.
Occupy Edmonton held a larger, more formal protest Sunday in front of Canada Place, but decided to hold another on the actual OWS anniversary as well.
A larger anniversary event will be held Oct. 13 across the world to commemorate the day when a call went out across the globe to join New Yorkers in their protest.
“Most, we think about the immediate (future) and what we want to accomplish. As far as long term goes, the most important to me would be to continue to have some sort of community within Edmonton that can come together when things need to happen… and make changes. There needs to be some sort of infrastructure and some sort of networking that goes on within Edmonton where these activist communities can thrive and grow,” said another Occupy spokesperson Terry Noel.
The Taking Back Edmonton protest starts tonight (Monday)at 7 p.m. at the north entrance of Canada place.