Occupy Wall Street protestors in Bloomington rallied today to show their support for their New York counterparts and to express their disapproval of cuts to public university funds.
Protestors gathered at Indiana University and walked through the streets of downtown Bloomington in protest of the cuts the state made to the university’s budget earlier this year. Student Eric Heim says these kinds of cut backs end up taking money away from the people who need it most.
“We as the majority of the population need better jobs, we need more affordable education and more social spending,” he says.
The American Dream Movement, a movement sponsored by MoveOn.org that aims to join with local organizations to push back against right-wing policies, organized the protest in coordination with Occupy.