March, Rally Planned As ‘Occupy’ Movement Comes To Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — A march and rally are scheduled for this Saturday as Pittsburgh joins a national movement.

Drawing inspiration from groups across the country, the Occupy Movement is coming to Pittsburgh.

“We the people can do it better than all the institutions we have right now. I’m not advocating that we tear them all down. I’m saying we can do a better job, and we are going to come together and do that,” says Steve Cooper, the meeting moderator. “I disagree with her. She disagrees with me. You probably disagree with me. We are going to get together and figure it out and figure out that better way.”

More than 1,400 cities have held rallies.

Saturday’s march will start at 11:45 a.m. at Freedom Corner and wind its way through the business district before ending with a rally at Point State Park.

“This is not just about people getting their jobs back,” said Khalid Raheem, who will be marching with ‘Occupy Pittsburgh.” “It is about people having the chance to really fulfill their full capacity as human beings – white, black, brown, red and yellow.”

Elizabeth Kubit says money should not determine the volume of your voice.

“There’s so many more people out there who don’t have a dime, who will never be heard, and we are trying to speak for them. This is for everyone,” said Kubit.

Jess Kelly says she is worried for the future of her children.

“I’m lying to them. I tell them that if they go to school and work hard and go to college they will have a bright future, but at this point, that’s a lie,” she says. “It’s not going to happen.”

The group has applied for the necessary permits for the march – saying it wants to work with the city not against it in encouraging change.

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  • Ron Waz

    Here’s an Idea, get rid of All the politicians that are currently in office. Limit all terms in office from the lowest level to the highest. I say no more than 8 years. And no exemption from any retirement (social security) for anyone, and that gets back dated, meaning politicians now even though nothing is in place must fall under Social security, resign if they have been in office more than 8 years, and “there” retirement money be placed into Social Security, and general fund.

  • The Truth

    Disgusting! Disgusting! Disgusting!
    Pittsburgh Old School Democrats better wake up and realize that the Democratic Party has been taken over by Commys and Marxists!
    Grow up! Life’s tough! It isn’t easy! No body owes you anything!
    This movement is lead by people who “Hate the American way of Life”!
    YOU VOTE! That’s how you effect change!
    Not acting like a bunch of thugs!
    Not by screaming that Communism or better than Capitilism!
    Yes, the Bernie Madofs of the USA are hossible, evil people.
    Yes, there are greedy people.
    But we have “laws” to deal with them!
    If you “Occupy People” want Communism; then move to Cuba and see how yoyu like it there!

    • John

      not one person has ever been arrested for the ponzi scheme that these greedy people have infected our economy with. What laws do you speak of? Who want communism? Who is acting like thugs? the police! DONT LET MAIN STREAM MEDIA BRAINWASH YOU!

  • Bob O'connor

    Based on how this movement has acted in other cites; the Mayor must say NO to tehir permit!!!
    These people are left wing nut jobs who want to live in tree houses, don’t belive in God, and want Communism instead of Democracy and Capitilism!!!!!
    Ban the March!

    • Ron Paul 2012

      Dear Bob,

      It is an shame that you dont like your constitution. That is the most unpatriotic thing I have ever heard. You should leave this country. Ban the march?

      Protect our constitution people!

      The First Amendment (Amendment I) to the United States Constitution is part of the Bill of Rights. The amendment prohibits the making of any law respecting an establishment of religion, impeding the free exercise of religion, abridging the freedom of speech, infringing on the freedom of the press, interfering with the right to peaceably assemble or prohibiting the petitioning for a governmental redress of grievances.

  • Pres. Obama!

    Elizabeth Kubit says money should not determine the volume of your voice!
    Guess what Liz it doesn’t!!!!
    Everyone over 18 ihas the right to Vote!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Grow up!

  • Union6

    good day to sell bars of soap

  • Bob S.

    I can’t believe all these comments about Communism…why don’t you go duck and cover with the rest of your propaganda cronies…. Really did you grow up in the same city i did in the 70-80’s when all the mills shutdown…. I was born and raised in the mon valley , and i watched the American dream die… Not because people didn’t work hard or unions ask for too many demands , it because they were sold out for cheap steel. ( profit over people) And what replaced the mills …shopping malls that pay 8.25 with little perks….its funny were taught to chase that carrot so well, but when someone breaks rank…their called Communists…….. I guess they just have you trained to well to see past the BS…… If you want to go see what real Americans think come downtown on the 15th….

    • Zoeyzotron

      BOB – Steel left because Union demands were outrageous. This was the beginning of the end for unions. What was it, 9 weeks paid vacation….
      Take some ownership…. Sadly Japan, then China, and now India have taken this from us and it is not coming back.

    • Warlock Jones

      HAHAHAHAHAHaaaa… Never the unions fault… Demands are never too high.. UAW workers getting $80 and hour to sit in a union hall and play board games because there is no work for them… ILWU workers earning $160,000 a year to work on a dock. Pensions that can no longer be funded… And lets not talk about the TAXPAYER PAID Public Sector jobs… Pensions, free HC that the people paying for it do not get, but are expected to pay for yours….

      Unions have done a great job at one thing… Pi$$ing the rest of us off…

      Union member ship is at its lowest ever and will only continue to decline because of your own abuse.

  • TrueBlue

    Spew your right wing talking points all you want, but reform of the corporatocracy is coming. Better get used to it.

  • You

    The greed of wall street effects all of us. Dont wait until you lose you job or home to wake up! Support your fist amendment to the constitution and fight against wasteful spending of our taxes! Greedy lobbyists write our laws and pay our politicians to pass them. This is not a hippy fest… this is America ! Republicans and Democrats have been hijacked by the corporations in this country. This is no time to take political sides, the future of our country depends on your voice! Wake up!

  • TJ

    “I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies. If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around the banks will deprive the people of all property until their children wake-up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered. The issuing power should be taken from the banks and restored to the people, to whom it properly belongs. Every generation needs a new revolution.” – Thomas Jefferson

  • Hotel

    Good day for a gas pedal to get stuck

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