- Written by Sarah Belmont
After last week’s eviction from the Veteran’s Memorial Park the occupy Fairbanks protesters hit the streets in honor of May Day.
“Today we went on a march in solidarity with other marches and actions around the world,” explained Julia Eddy, “It’s mainly to bring awareness to the fact that the workers run this country.”
Historically May 1st is a worker’s rights day that calls for a general strike, no work, school, or commerce. The year the Occupy Fairbanks group members marched from the UAF campus down to the Noel Wine library, where they set up camp.
Occupy Fairbanks member Ethan Sinsabaugh said, “I don’t think we’re going to do a permanent, fixed location, at least not here anyways.”
Later that day the occupy group members took down their tent and left the premise. This is the first time since last October that the group does not have a fixed demonstration area. Due to insufficient resources the group remains optimistic about their “moving” occupy movement.
“It’s a double edge sword in all honesty,” explained Sinsabaugh, “ now we can really narrow it down and focus on these individual issues and get our point across that way, I think it will work out better.”
Future Occupy Fairbanks summer events will include Occupy the Pipeline and a public demonstration against military drone practices at J-Park. For more information about the roaming Occupy Fairbanks movement visit: http://www.facebook.com/occupyfairbanks