Occupy Movement Stopped at UMd. for Breakfast, Now Headed to D.C.

Food Co-op provided coffee, pitas and a platform.

Update, 12:05 p.m.

With a steady rain falling, marchers from the Occupy Movement passed along U.S. Route 1 between University Park and Riverdale Park shortly after 11 a.m. Tuesday.

Marching south from College Park — where they ate breakfast — the group of roughly 20 protestors passed by University Park Town Hall and continued into Hyattsville. An escort of three police cars followed slowly alongside.

At one point a passing motorist slowed down his vehicle and yelled at the marchers, "We are the 100%, not the 99%!"

Update 11:17 a.m. Tuesday

Marchers from the Occupy Movement are headed toward the Rhode Island Avenue-Brentwood Metro via U.S. Route 1, where they plan to meet up with about 100 other demonstrators.

They will have an emergency general assembly at that point to decide how to approach McPherson Square, said Bo Han, who is in charge of the Occupy Movement routes.

The Occupy Movement enjoyed a breakfast of hummus and and red pepper pitas, coffee, and hot chocolate at the Food Co-op on the University of Maryland campus Tuesday morning. They held a quick instructional general assembly on the ground level of the Stamp Student Union and talked about the march, the media attention they have received and explained their goals to a passerby. A crowd of around 30 formed for the GA.

Update 9:12 a.m. Tuesday

At 9:05 a.m., the marchers were on Campus Drive, near UMUC, on their way to the University of Maryland for breakfast at the Food Co-op in the Stamp Student Union at the Food Co-op, according to Mueck.

Original, Monday night

A group of Occupy Movement ralliers might be moving through the area on U.S. Route 1 Monday night, Lt. Robert Mueck of the University of Maryland Police said.

"They are just entering [Prince George's] County on Route 1 in Laurel now," Mueck said in an e-mail at 8:17 p.m. "They were supposed to stay in Laurel overnight, but apparently are making an attempt to make it to College Park."

He said there are about 30 to 35 people peacefully marching, causing no traffic issues, and police are providing them an escort.

Students at the Food Co-op on the University of Maryland campus have prepared food and intend to meet up with them, Mueck said.

"Their goal is to get to D.C. to join the movement there," Mueck said.

Will you be joining the Occupy marchers, or visiting with them as they pass through the area? Send us pictures at Shannon.Hoffman@Patch.com.

hmj November 23, 2011 at 04:19 PM
While some of these people mean well, most are far left loons and morons in seach of a mission. Sorry to say that the union stooges and liberal nuts now occupy the movement.
SF November 24, 2011 at 01:03 AM
hmj: reminds me of an old law school adage: If you have the facts on your side, argue the facts. if you have the law on your side, argue the law. If you have neither, call the other guy a scoundrel. You said nothing of substance--just dismissed the legitimacy of the movement by calling people names.
JustABill November 24, 2011 at 07:14 AM
Ummmm SF that is all the "movement" is doing as well so I guess we have to call this a draw. When they have something of substance and a clear unified message that is not out of a union spokesperson handbook then the debate can be ratcheted up to something more challenging than an argument during third grade recess.
SF November 25, 2011 at 02:51 PM
how about this. The 400 richest people in the U.S. have more wealth than 155 million people from the bottom up--that is 400 people richer than half of the rest of us. That banks crashed the economy and got bailed out by the politicians they own. They are back to their billion dollar bonuses while nothing was done for the rest of us. 25 million people want full-time jobs while corporations sit on piles of cash. millions of young people are saddled w/ enormous student loan debt without a job in sight. There is discontent, brother. The system ain't working for most of us. Anyone not hearing that message is covering their ears.
JustABill November 26, 2011 at 09:20 AM
Oh, so you admit that the banks OWN Obama, Reid, Pelosi, Dodd, Frank, and the rest of the democrats that bailed them out with not one but two so called stimulus bills and alleged banking reform that ultimately does more to benefit the banks than the consumers. I am not your brother, but, financially speaking, I am part of the bottom 1% of the so called 99% but I'm not crying to the government for help, nor will I ever expect the government to take from the rich to support me in any way. Corporations are sitting on their cash because the Democrats in power have made no effort to reassure them that the economy will recover or that taxes will not be raised. I love how liberals and anarchists turn a blind eye to the fact that plenty of Democrats are CEOs and part of the so called 1% and plenty of the 400 richest people in the US are also bleeding heart liberal democrats. Democratic politicians gain strength by keeping more people dependent on their entitlement programs and a welfare state over offering motivation or incentives for people to actually get jobs. It was also those same Democrats that decided to make student loans their next cash cow as part of "healthcare reform" and I do not see them doing anything that would offer the millions of young people without jobs any real HOPE or even some loose CHANGE. That message is a tired old liberal, socialist propaganda filled fallacy that is nothing more than static to the ears of people who are actually aware of the reality.


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