WV Occupy Camps Face Hardships

WV Occupy Camps Face Hardships

There are 9 comments on the West Virginia Metro story from Nov 18, 2011, titled WV Occupy Camps Face Hardships. In it, West Virginia Metro reports that:

Despite falling temperatures and a nationwide crackdown on Occupy movements in other cities, members of Occupy Charleston have vowed to continue their protest until changes are made to the nation's political and economic structure.

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Since: Nov 11

Kenna, WV

#1 Nov 18, 2011
It seems huntington group has given up
Prince Vlad

Gilbert, WV

#2 Nov 18, 2011
Good, all of them need to give up their anarchy ways.

Charleston, WV

#3 Nov 18, 2011
Flame2 wrote:
It seems huntington group has given up
Maybe they went to NY.

Since: Nov 11

Kenna, WV

#4 Nov 18, 2011
The Occupy Huntington movement has been protesting the direction of the country, but now they're planning to shut down because organizers don't like the direction of the protest.

"We've had some difficulties keeping the protest a protest," Marshall student Ethan Young said.
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Young is one of the movement’s organizers. He says their message was fractured because people who initially came out for the protest were turned off by others who joined later on.

Young says homeless and mentally ill people joined in at their camp because they've got no place else to turn.

"They see us as a safe place to stay," he said.

Young says some were doing drugs and even making makeshift weapons, and that's why the Occupy Huntington movement has to move.

"Because of the problems of mental illness that are not being addressed by the system, as they should be, we as non-professionals cannot begin to address these problems," Young said.

Young says they'll now focus their efforts on creating community centers and food banks that will hopefully help create some of the change they’ve been calling for.

However, despite organizers' call to end the physical movement in front of the Chase Bank on 5th Avenue where they've been for the past five weeks, and despite the cold weather, some protestors say they're not going anywhere.

Since: Nov 11

Kenna, WV

#5 Nov 18, 2011
From wsaz web site
against welfare

Huntington, WV

#6 Nov 18, 2011
I wish they would all leave, such and eyesore.
the bigger picture

Summersville, WV

#7 Nov 18, 2011
Most of them don't even know what they are protesting.

Huntington, WV

#8 Nov 19, 2011
Protest all you want, but by setting up tents, and shitting up public sidewalks, you are loitering and should be fined or taken to jail. You do not have the right to camp on public sidewalks.
blood from stone

Huntington, WV

#9 Nov 19, 2011
They go to Egypt I'm done and I will go to the news myself with this stupid vacation.a minority took over the OWS GA and stole 30k : Prepare everyone. There is a reason 20 people are being sent to Egypt.
I am through with NY I will continue to support locally I hope the 20 people that wanted to go to Egypt so badly will realize how bad their decision is when it is all over the media, You've just abandoned your supporters with this Epyptian distraction. I'm donating to the ASPCA now. Screw this

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