KTXL Sacramento: Occupy Sacramento Organizes Protest on One-Year AnniversaryPosted: September 16th, 2012 | Filed under: Press | Tags: CA, California, Davis, Demonstration, Faygo, Kim Sloan, KTXL, Occupy Sacramento, OWS, Protest, Sacramento, TV |
By Luana Muñoz FOX40 News, 11:13 p.m. PDT, September 16, 2012
DAVIS— Sacramento Occupy protesters will gather at Monsanto’s Davis facility Monday morning to kick off a series of anti-Monsanto protests — on the day the Occupy Movement began just one year ago.
“We are going to be blockading the entrances where cars can come in,” said event organizer Kim Sloan. “What we are trying to do is showing the community that we want our food controlled by the people instead of big corporations and agriculture companies like Monsanto.”
They are part of a national movement that began protesting corporate greed and income inequality.
Overtime their focus changed to other topics, with people criticizing the group, saying they had no real aim. But organizers here feel they are still making a difference.
“I feel we have been very effective in raising awareness for the community at large like also in getting things like the homeowners bill of Rights to go through,” said another Occupy Sacramento protester, Faygo.
Recently, city council members voted to limit the groups presence at city hall, but despite the challenges the group continues to stay active.
“My hope is that we continue to grow and achieve the main goal that started us and put an end to corporate personhood,” said Faygo.
Occupy protesters will begin protesting at 6 a.m. at Monsanto located at 1920 5th St. in Davis.
Source: KTXL Sacramento