From the beginning of the Occupy Wall Street protests, Greens have stood in solidarity with the activists demanding changes from an out-of-control financial sector and unrepresentative government. The Green Parties of Massachusetts and Pennsylvania published statements yesterday declaring support for the protestors and decrying the use of excessive force against citizens exercising their First Amendment rights. From the Green Party of Massachusetts:
In response to the arrest of over 120 people early Tuesday morning, the Green-Rainbow Party (GRP) called for the City of Boston to find ways to accommodate the Occupy Boston demonstrators who have been gathering in the Dewey Square area of the City. In response to the reported roughing up of members of the Veterans for Peace brigade, the GRP condemned any excessive use of force against peaceful protesters. (Read more)
From the Green Party of Pennsylvania:
The Green Party of Pennsylvania (GPPA, www.gpofpa.org ) supports the Occupation of Wall Street. It is a peaceful demonstration against a predatory financial order. GPPA supports the expression of direct democracy that this occupation embodies and encourages the participation of Green Party members. GPPA condemns the arrest of those who nonviolently exercise their constitutionally guaranteed rights to assemble and express their grievances. (Read more)
What are other Greens and allies doing to support the Occupy Wall Street movement? Let us know in the comments.