A familiar scene from the Big Apple reaches Southern Georgia. It’s called “Occupy Valdosta.” More than 100 protesters take to the streets to fight corporate greed and social injustice.
Greg Gullberg wrote Friday for WCTV, Occupy Wall Street Comes To Valdosta,
Chanting before banks, monuments and courthouses, the rally reached its summit at the Chamber of Commerce.WCTV’s low estimate of 100 who chanted “no consolidation” on the Chamber’s doorstep is several times the number who showed up at the Chamber-sponsored pro-consolidation Candidates Forum a few days before.
In a demonstration designed to fight corporate greed and social inequality, the protest ultimately turned to the fate of the school systems and the children of Valdosta.
“My children go to city schools. I live in the county. I can’t vote. That’s not right,” said Susan Smith.
School Consolidation is impossible to ignore at this point with the election just weeks away.Actually, advanced voting starts today.
WCTV says Occupy Valdosta made No Consolidation impossible to ignore
We are the 99%,
Marching to Occupy Valdosta, Occupy Valdosta,
Valdosta, Lowndes County, Georgia, 14 October 2011.
Videos by Gretchen Quarterman for LAKE, the Lowndes Area Knowledge Exchange.