‘OCCUPY’ MEETUP TO TALK, NOT OCCUPY

occupyAn event inspired by the Occupy Wall Street movement is slated for Saturday in Red Bank’s Marine Park, though no ‘occupation’ of the riverfront facility is planned, says an organizer.

The event is being put together by “a group of Monmouth County citizens, who were inspired by national events, and would like to create dialogue within the community,” a group spokesman tells redbankgreen via email.

The spokesman, who asked not to be named, says in an email:

We do not intend to ‘occupy’ the park, yet. We would like to hold democratic discourse about further plans for this local movement. This is an attempt to bring the community together for discussion and dialogue in a public forum. We fully intend to obey the law, there is a zero tolerance policy for drugs, alcohol, and disrespect at the Assembly. This was a group effort to create. We have put fliers out and have spoken with local businesses. We support the 99%, especially locally run businesses for they are the life blood of the community. We want the public to be heard — local officials are invited to come and listen.

The gathering is slated to begin at 3 p.m.