Entering their 7th day a group of local Sacramento residents occupy Cesar Chavez Park. When asked what their message or agenda is they cannot give any type of clear and concise answer.
The group consists of people that are angry and want to blame someone as well as people just fed up with big corporations. The protesters claim is they are the “99 percent”. They are referring to not being one on the top 1% of the rich in the United States. While the reality is most of the “99 percent” are currently hard at work not protesting in a park.
Many of the protesters are breaking the law by occupying Cesar Chavez Park after midnight. Occupy Sacramento has planned a 4:30PM rally and then a march to City Hall. Speakers from the group said they will address the council at its 6pm meeting. They want the City Council to approve overnight stays at the park.
The Occupy Sacramento is part of a larger national movement started by Occupy Wall Street in New York. The protests in New York have moved away from a grassroots effort to one that is now organized by the unions.
Most agree that these protests will have little affect on corporations. The protesters are still buying their poster boards and pens from a corporation. They are buying their coffee from a corporations. They are organizing on websites, like Facebook, which are run by corporations.
These types of protests do show a frustration in this country. The Tea Party protests have been about government being too big. Occupy Sacramento is about corporations being too big. Can both agendas work together for a better America? Only time will tell.