The liberal anti-Wall Street demonstrations in New York are coming to Pittsburgh.
Activists are planning a demonstration Oct. 15 in Downtown and have an organizational meeting tomorrow night. Chris Potter at City Paper has the story:
Organizers of Occupy Pittsburgh are planning an organizational meeting Wednesday night, from 6:30 to 8:30 at Shadyside's First Unitarian Church (605 Morewood Ave.) So far, the prospects for a demonstration in Pittsburgh have been discussed largely on the event's Facebook page, which as of this writing already has more than 2,300 "likes." (Does the movement have a Twitter account? It does.)
Organizers are proposing an unpermitted event to be held in Point State Park. And they have emphasized a desire to keep the event upbeat; the Facebook page urges that "there is no need for screaming ... or any other negative forms of communication ... [T]his is a NON VIOLENT communication." But for the moment, it isn't clear whether Pittsburgh will see a Wall Street style multi-day "occupation."