It may not be as big or visible as groups in other cities, but a core group of Occupy Tacoma protesters have been keeping the movement alive this week with small gatherings at First United Methodist Church. They hope others will joint them for a march Saturday from Hilltop to Downtown Tacoma.
“A working group was formed to develop a mission statement,” according to a press release from the group. “Meanwhile, all agreed they were in solidarity with Occupy Wall Street and wanted to bring their concerns to their neighbors in Tacoma/Pierce County. A major issue of concern is corporate greed and the power of corporations in the US political system.”
The “nonviolent and family-friendly” march is set to begin at 1 p.m. at People’s Park, South Ninth St. and Martin Luther King Way, and conclude at Tollefson Plaza. It’s being held in conjunction with other Occupy marches all over the country.