‘Occupy’ movement makes Jefferson City appearance
Sunday, October 30, 2011
“We just want to have our voice heard, and it is time that we realize the ‘trickle down effect’ and deregulation do not work — they have not worked,” Betty Blakely said as she stood on the front steps of the Missouri Capitol building holding a sign that read “Stop the War Against American Workers.”
Near her, Jeff Reed, also of Moberly, stood with a bright yellow sign that, in part, read “Unemployed. And Fed Up.” Blakely and Reed were two of about 30 “occupy” movement supporters who gathered Saturday on the front steps of the Capitol in Jefferson City.
The two said many times they think the movement is misrepresented in the media.