VIDEO: Occupy Movement Hooks Senator Dan Wolf, Cape Codders
Cape Codders occupied the Hyannis Village Green on Friday afternoon to show solidarity with the Occupy Wall Street movement. Among locals and advocates, Senator Dan Wolf declared his support.
The Occupy Cape Cod movement started building its Hyannis groundswell Friday afternoon in solidarity with the Occupy Wall Street group.
The humming chatter of the group could be heard from the distance. Once under the roof Hyannis Village Green stage the thick, humid air was a pleasant retreat from the pouring rain.
About 75 people or so crowded around holding signs calling for change - stop corporate greed, more jobs, stop war, no more bank bailouts and other calling cards for the Occupy movement.
While most of the advocates were 50 years old or older, there were a few high school students and young adults peppered into the group. One theme rang clear, even people who were on the "establishment's side" in their early years are not anymore.
Just in time for the shouting of "let's march" to take hold of the group the rain stopped and the skies cleared to a hazy grey.
After a few speeches from participates who shared stories of why they were there (to be featured tomorrow) and a rallying speech from State Senator Dan Wolf (featured in this video) the Occupy Cape Cod movement was off to march down Main Street to the TD Bank and back.
The marchers found support on the street in the form of honking and yells affirming their mission.
That being said, there were a few shouts like "useless idiots" who fought back from their cars in disdain of the movement.
The next Occupy Cape Cod event will be on Friday, Oct. 21 at 4 pm at The Calvary First Baptist Church on Lincoln Street in Hyannis.
Stay tuned tomorrow for more video interviews with stakeholders in the Occupy movement and ongoing for more coverage of the Occupy Cape Cod movement.