‘Occupy’ movement makes Jefferson City appearance

Protesters from all parts of central Missouri participate in a Where Are The Jobs/Occupy the Capitol rally on the steps of the Missouri State Capitol in Jefferson City on Saturday.

Protesters from all parts of central Missouri participate in a Where Are The Jobs/Occupy the Capitol rally on the steps of the Missouri State Capitol in Jefferson City on Saturday. Photo by Kris Wilson.

“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.

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The two said many times they think the movement is misrepresented in the media.

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