UPDATE: Protestors Decide Against Disrupting Series

Michael Calhoun

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.

(Copyright KMOX)

  • J. Madison

    Wait a minute. Aren’t the Cardinals a huge corporation with many “millionaires and billionaires” as owners and employees? And aren’t they, with the approval, even direction of major league baseball, charging exorbitant prices to watch a game? Just who are these “99%” fighting for after all. Are they in reality just tools of the greedy, greedy owners and players?

  • Ed Golterman

    You keep showing Smokies patrolling Kiener Plaza. Kiener Plaza is not part of the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial unless it was a deal done behind closed doors to cut it in for some public money. Also, they should be insisting the
    Cardinals pay the City the tax on tickets including a % of the huge revenue
    they get for their sky boxes.

  • http://thomaspaine2011.wordpress.com thomaspaine2011

    The hypocrisy of this astonishes me. A group that claims to be against the top 1% uses the game broadcast by the money of the 1% in clear violation of their terms that are announced every game.
    Occupy Nothing

  • JPJ

    “Thomas Paine” is concerned about broadcast license. What could be funnier?
    Did you know that the real Thomas Paine had to publish anonymously because what he did would have gotten him executed for treason? And you are “astonished” that a protest group might broadcast a baseball game without proper license.

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