Occupy Dayton

Revisiting Occupy Dayton

Sep 17, 2014
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In September, 2011, thousands of protestors gathered in Zucotti Park near Wall Street in New York City. Many thought the protest would only last a few days, but as videos of mass arrests and police brutality went viral, the situation quickly escalated and soon broadened. Community Voices producer, the late Kyle Pitzer revisits Occupy Dayton.

The Occupy Dayton movement has agreed to temporarily relocate to Dave Hall Plaza on Main Street. The agreement was reached to allow for the set up of the annual Grande Illumination light display. The group was somewhat divided after Sandy Gudorf, the president of the Downtown Dayton Partnership, approached the occupiers with the proposal for temporary relocation.

However, at a general assembly meeting, a majority of the occupiers voted in favor of the relocation for the ceremony. Occupier Dana Fleetham says there was disagreement leading up to the decision to move.

Full episode of WYSO Weekend for November 6, 2011 containing the following stories:

-Jerry Kenney reports on Kettering Fairmont High School's 4th Annual A Cappella Festival

-Jerry Kenney interviews Jay Tieber about the Ohio Liberty Film Festival

-Emily McCord interviews Johnathon Gallienne, a member of Occupy Dayton, about the protests on Courthouse Square in downtown Dayton.