Anti-Wall Street Demonstration Coming to Lehigh Valley

Occupy Together plans noon rally in Allentown on Monday

The Occupy Together movement will come to the Lehigh Valley with a noon rally scheduled for 7th and Hamilton streets in Allentown on Monday.

Occupy Together is a spin-off of the Occupy Wall Street protest. More than 700 anti-Wall Street protestors were arrested Saturday when they tried to cross the Brooklyn Bridge.

Occupy Together is a national effort to mobilize "99% [to] take action against the greed and corruption of the 1%," according to the movement's website. About 30 people have committed to attend the Allentown rally, according to the Occupy Allentown Facebook page.

There's a debate under way on the Facebook page about whether the protest will accomplish anything or is a waste of time and energy.

In addition to Facebook, Craigslist is being used by the event organizers to get the word out.

Jason George November 02, 2011 at 10:11 PM
21 people out of 100. This place opened in June. The original cafe is in Boston and is a corporate caterer. Marc Epstein, the owner of both, has the largest catering business in Boston. He's making excuses. 100 employees is not a "cafe" it's a catering business.
WILFREDO G. SALCEDO, Sr. November 03, 2011 at 12:00 AM
In God We Trust...What was that all about?..These clowns in the House are wasting our precious time and money pretending to make laws and they are screaming "Where are the jobs?"..They must think we are idiots...Pay attention to the Occupiers and change your ways for the good of the country not your party.
Bob Zahm November 03, 2011 at 01:49 AM
It's not sharing when someone (the gov't) threatens to throw you in jail and steal (ur confiscate) your property if you do not pay taxes. Sharing is when someone voluntarily gives away what they have to others. If Mr. Buffet feels so strongly that he is undertaxed, have him give away his fortune to the gov't NOW instead of working most of if through the Gates Foundation.
Rosemary B November 03, 2011 at 01:59 AM
I don't think that will make much of a difference to the 21 people laid off due to business being down 30% because of the trouble brought on by OWS.
Chris Miller November 03, 2011 at 02:00 PM
Wilfredo Let me see if I have this right. I should be listening to rapists, thieves, all sorts of malingerers, those who are in favor of anarchy, lawless, members of all the "ists" and "isms" and those who have foolishly gotten themselves into debt for hundreds of thousands of dollars. Your silly occupiers are making Congress and all officials look like saints. Keep up the good work.


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