Occupy Irvinebegins today, October 15, at 10 am, at Irvine’s City Hall, located at 1 Civic Center Plaza, in Irvine, at Harvard and Alton. Initial speakers will include both UCI professors & disenfranchised citizens. Protesters are being urged not to bring any aerosol spray paint or weapons.
According to the OC Weekly, Oct. 15 has been referred to as a Global Day of Revolution by groups around the country protesting the stranglehold corporations wield over the government.
Occupy Irvine won’t be limited to Irvine residents (most of whom are more interested in occupying BMWs and Audis). A contingent of artists, poets and musicians from Santa Ana will be traveling to Irvine to participate in an Open Mic forum led by Santa Ana’s own Theo Hirsch.
They will be meeting at Irvin’e financial district, located atVon Karman, Main & MacArthur, with an open mic from 2pm to 7pm! Hirsch is asking for artistic provisions, paint, supplies and songs and poetry.
Protesters are being urged to bring tents, according to the video above. Supposedly the Occupy Irvine folks have been able to acquire permits from the City of Irvine.