“Occupy Wall Street” Protests Come To Idaho
More than 300 people withstood an afternoon downpour in Boise Wednesday to show solidarity with demonstrations that started last month outside the New York Stock Exchange. The outdoor protest was organized by the group Occupy Boise, which is calling for an end of corporate control of government. The group marched to the Idaho Capitol holding signs that read “End the Fed” and “Restore America to its People” while chanting “we are the 99 percent” – in contrast to the wealthiest 1 percent of Americans. The initial protests in New York, called Occupy Wall Street, started Sept. 17 and have since spread to other cities. Occupy Boise said Wednesday’s protests in Idaho’s capital city would be the first of many public events.