Occupy Los Angeles is soldiering on. The grassroots movement was formed downtown 13 days ago in solidarity with New York's anti-corporate Occupy Wall Street protest, which is continuing to gain national attention.
On Wednesday, for its ongoing Lunchtime Speaker Series, Occupy Los Angeles welcomed Marianne Williamson, the best-selling author of The Age of Miracles: Embracing the New Midlife, to speak and lead a meditation. Legendary social activist Tom Hayden met with protesters on Tuesday.
A large mobilization is planned for Saturday at 10 a.m., when protesters are scheduled to march from their base camp at City Hall through downtown's financial district. "Occupy" protesters around the world are planning similar marches on that day.
Santa Monica Patch columnist took photos of Occupy Wall Street the day after it began. Also, a Santa Monica Patch reader who wished to be identified as Sam, lives in Santa Monica and works downtown shared pics he took during on Thursday. Check them out above.
If you're part of the Santa Monica community and want to share your Occupy Los Angeles photos and/or videos, send them to Kurt.Orzeck@patch.com for consideration.
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