Des Moines Protesters Occupy Obama's Campaign Offices

 One of the best things about Occupy, aside from the resolve, is that the creativity is ceaseless. Most recently: Occupy Des Moines, along with Veterans for Peace and Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement, has decided to hold it down outside Obama's Iowa campaign offices, not just during banking hours (ha), but 24-7. Their impetus? They arrived for a midday protest on Saturday, but were locked out. Des Moines Register:

By 2:30 p.m. Saturday, demonstrators had set up two tents and hung a sign on the office door reading, “Obama’s former headquarters.”

“People are committed to staying 24/7. Now we have to figure out how we can sustain it, support them and prepare for a course of reaction of the authorities if they should come and arrest us,” Cordaro said.

Cordaro and over a dozen demonstrators planned on being arrested at the protest if law enforcement became involved, according to a news release from the group.

Obama's camp did not respond to the paper's request for comment, but it's heartening that their presence is known—and that campaign staffers in Iowa won't be able to ignore the Occupy movement. Go Des Moines!

AlterNet / By Julianne Escobedo Shepherd

Posted at December 19, 2011, 5:29am

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