UPDATE: Protestors Decide Against Disrupting Series
ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – Occupy St. Louis organizers now say they will not be protesting the World Series games.
Comments made on the group’s Facebook page suggested that protestors should switch their focus to Busch Stadium tonight to grab national attention. Among those posts were specific mentions of camping out at the stadium itself, staging a rally right at game time outside the gates, or even sending a streaker out onto the field to disrupt game-play.
But protestor Colleen Kelly says the group members have no official plans to be disruptive. In fact, they’ll be cheering the Cardinals on, from their encampment at Kiener Plaza downtown.
“There are many Cardinals fans down there among the 99%,” Kelly says. “St. Louis is a baseball town. So we’re going to show the game. We’ll have a rally first then put the game on.”
But she says the showing will raise awareness of income disparity in its own way. “We aren’t going to have any commercials, it’s going to be brought to you without corporate sponsorship.” Kelly says that means they’ll switch the big screen projector during the ads.
The Occupy St. Louis protest has been camped out at Kiener Plaza for nearly 20 days.