October 8, 2011
Several hundred protesters – young and old, healthy and disabled – converged in downtown Houston Thursday to demand greater social and economic justice under the banner of the Occupy Houston movement.
The demonstration was an outgrowth of a New York event, Occupy Wall Street, focused on what protesters call corporate greed and disproportionate influence of the very wealthy. The local protest began at 8:30 a.m. at Market Square Park with about 150 protesters – many carrying placards and chanting – who then marched to the J.P. Morgan Chase Bank Tower before moving on to City Hall.
The crowd grew through the day.