Protesters ready to ‘Occupy Indianapolis’

October 7, 2011

Members of a group called "Occupy Indianapolis" are planning to protest what they call corporate greed tomorrow downtown. The group is a locally organized branch of the "Occupy Wall Street" faction that has been staging mass protests in New York City. Protesters are expected to meet at noon at Veterans Memorial Plaza, then march past several high-profile corporate headquarters. It is not clear how large the demonstration will be, but the group's Facebook page has attracted more than 3,000 members since Sept. 17. Local police met this week with Indiana State Police and Indiana Homeland Security officials about plans to maintain order. "Occupy Indianapolis" also plans to have a presence at the Oct. 17 City-County Council meeting, when the city budget is set to be discussed.