Around the nation and the world, people from all walks of life continue to protest the rich who control the government, who escape regulation through campaign donations and the economic pain of the rest. On Saturday, a large group gathered on Bishop’s Main Street to join this protest movement.
Occupy Wall Street continues to capture much of the media attention, and on Saturday a large number of the protestors marched through Federal Court in Foley Square in Lower Manhattan. Marchers called on Washington to stop helping out big banks. Other protestors demonstrated in a separate march to mark Bank Transfer Day, a nationwide movement that urges bank customers to move their deposits to credit unions.
Also on Saturday, a large group of citizens assembled on Main St. in Bishop in solidarity with Occupy Wall Street. They carried signs to express their own discontent in a wide range of issues. Harry White of Mammoth Lakes captured the photo with this story. White himself had this to say:
“A wonderful group of American patriots turned out at the small park on the corner of Main Street and Academy to add their support to the OWS, Occupy Wall Street, movement. Members of this group carried signs supporting the OWS – 99%ers marching along Main St and waving at traffic traveling 395. Most occupants and drivers waved,” said White, “and gave the thumbs up sign and honked their horns. A great day in Bishop and a great day for the USA,” White said.
Talk had earlier circulated in Mammoth Lakes about an Occupy Mammoth. Steve Klassen told the Sierra Wave earlier that he personally supports that idea and had heard of others who did too. Klassen said that “Huge corporations are making it difficult for people to get ahead. The giant corporations,” said Klassen, “own the politicians and the government.”