Occupy FAU organizer says he has no control over what happens at tomorrow’s protest


Char Pratt

Protestors marched from the Social Science building to the Rec Center, where Student Body President Ayden Maher was to give his annual State of the Student Body Address on Oct. 13 at 4:30 p.m. There was no clash between Occupy FAU and SG officials, and the protestors left before Maher began speaking. Photo by Charles Pratt

Chris Persaud

Occupy FAU plans on protesting in solidarity with Occupy Wall Street on Thursday, but what they’ll do remains a mystery. On Thursday Nov. 17, Occupy Wall Street (OWS) plans on gathering at the New York Trading Floor, 16 subway stations and Foley Square.

“Occupy Wall Street was raided in New York, they’re going to have a day of shutting down Wall Street so we’re doing a protest in solidarity with that,” Occupy FAU organizer Gonzalo Vizcardo told the UP. “There will be a march in Miami as well at 4 [p.m.], so our protest is at 12 [p.m.].”

The UP asked Vizcardo what Occupy FAU had planned, but he said, “It’s a national day of action, we don’t have control over what happens.”

OWS protesters will descend upon Wall Street at 7 a.m to swap stories about “economic injustice,” according to their website. They’ll do the same at major subway stations throughout NYC’s five boroughs in the afternoon. In the evening, they’ll be at Foley Square (across from City Hall) “demanding jobs to rebuild this country’s infrastructure and economy.”