Winston-Salem, NC -- It's a movement that started three weeks ago Saturday. The "Occupy Wall Street" protest started in New York, and now the number of protesters there has grown to several thousand.
In just the last couple of days, the occupy movement made its way into the Triad. On Saturday, a group of more than 75 people, of all ages and walks of life, got together in Winston-Salem for a planning and organizational meeting.
A main theme: the lack of jobs. Teachers and a lack of money to do their jobs also came up.
The meeting helped organize and collect thoughts on how to move forward with the occupy Winston-Salem movement, and also figure out what issues can be taken care of locally.
"I hope that it brings change within our government, change that makes the politicians pay attention to the people. And, pay attention to what we are saying. To let them know that we are listening. And, we are paying attention more and more each day," said Jahdai Jeffries, Occupy Winston-Salem Organizer.
By the way, Occupy Greensboro plans to meet Monday night, October 10 at 6:30 p.m. at Gleenwood Coffee and Books.
WFMY News 2