A new Occupy group is starting in Rhode Island and while the first one focused on Providence this one will focus on the East Bay.
“People there are interested in doing something,” said Randall Rose, one of the organizers of Occupy East Bay, which meets tonight at the Bristol Library (525 Hope St.) from 6 to 8 p.m.
“It’s not the only place,” said Rose, who was heavily involved with Occupy Providence, “but it’s the furthest along.”
Occupy URI is another new local offshoot of the 99 percent movement that is forming in the Ocean State. The group has met twice so far and a “teach-in” is planned for Thursday at 3:30 to 6:30 in White Hall, room 205. Presentations will include Helen Mederer, of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology and Scott Molloy, a professor of Labor and Industrial Relations.
Here is a video from a previous Occupy URI meeting: