Occupy JP movement begins

An “Occupy JP” movement is organizing as a local version of the Occupy Wall Street protest, the Gazette has learned.

Organizing was slated to begin yesterday at a “general assembly” meeting at Doyle’s Café, according to an Occupy JP page on Facebook. It is unclear when or where an Occupy JP protest would be held.

The Facebook page describes Occupy JP as “mobilization to defend working-class and poor people against the dictatorship of Wall Street.”

Its organizers include at least four fans of the local anti-Whole Foods Market protests, as well as the founder of the Occupy the Hood movement that recently held a Roxbury protest, according to the Occupy JP Facebook page. Occupy JP is also being promoted by the socialist organization Socialist Alternative.

A follow-up Occupy JP meeting is slated for Nov. 20 at Jamaica Plain’s Spontaneous Celebrations, according to the Facebook page.

The Occupy JP Facebook page is available at facebook.com/event.php?eid=173557056068028. More details to come in the Nov. 18 Gazette.

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