It started on Wall Street and spread quickly across the country. Chicago, Los Angeles, Denver, Portland, and many others were next, followed by.... Aspen?
Yes. The city renowned as a haven for wealth and power has its very own #OccupyAspen movement. The group's first protest, held Monday morning in the city's Wagner Park, had 22 confirmed guests and 15 maybe's on Facebook.
"Aspen is a playground for the 1 percent," Jeannie Perry, one of the event's organizers told the Aspen Times. "But it's still a workplace and home to 99 percent."
While the Aspen #Occupy movement lacks the sheer size of its New York sister, protesters have a similar mindset. Writes Dennis Dodson on the group's Facebook wall, "Aspen is iconic and the pinnacle for vulgar displays of wealth ... an excellent place for an occupation."
Asked if they intended to camp in the park, organizer Jeannie Perry told the Aspen Daily News the plan was to leave the park at 8 p.m. -- when it closes.
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