Friday, November 30, 2012

Walmart Action - Photo Essay

After about forty minutes of rallying and sign waving in front of the main entrance, Walmart management came out to ask the Occupiers to move to the edge of the property line. After a short discussion the occupation peacefully moved to the property line where they marched and passed out flyers to cars that stopped.

After Walmart managers asked the Occupiers to move to edge of the property some of the group marched around the perimeter of the parking lot chanting and waving signs at cars as they entered the complex. Quinny and Maddoc lead the "parade".

Some thirty occupiers were in attendance protesting in solidarity with Walmart workers around the nation. Some 1000 protests not to dissimilar from this one happened this Black Friday.
 Eric Coker, one of the organizers for this event, can be seen dashing out to a gentleman with flyers detailing the reasons why he ought not shop at Wal-Mart. 

Some of the Raging Grannies of Corvallis were in attendance as well. From right to left, Kathy Conner, Ruth Arent, and Jannet Rassmussen. Not one to let a mere 9 decades of life keep her down Ruth was as energetic and lively as any of the young people in attendance. She wanted everyone to know that even at 90 she was still fighting for fair labor laws.