Saturday, October 8, 2011
Arcata Mayor and Councilman Support Occupy Movement
Arcata Mayor Susan Ornelas and Councilmember Shane Brinton came to the plaza yesterday, to show their support for Occupy Wall Street and the local Occupy movement. The two city officials joined dozens of activists who gathered on the plaza and marched around town. Mayor Ornelas said she was one of the ninety-nine percent. Activists from Occupy Humboldt circulated a petition to HSU President Rollin Richmond asking that the University allow the Occupy protest on campus to continue. They passed out flyers that claimed "CSU administrators are threatening to suspend students and eject protesters for participating in the Occupy movement". Occupy Humboldt is calling for as many supporters as possible to come to the protest site on Sunday.