Bloomington Joins In Nationwide Protests

A MoveOn.org sponsored movement called The American Dream organized the event.

Occupy

Photo: Gretchen Frazee/WFIU News

Rallies were held around the nation today in with coordination with the Occupy movement, which began two months ago.

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.

Gretchen Frazee

Gretchen Frazee is a reporter/producer for WFIU and WTIU news. Prior to her current role, Frazee worked as the associate online content coordinator for WFIU/WTIU. She graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia where she studied multimedia journalism and anthropology. You can follow her on Twitter @gretchenfrazee.

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  • ConcernedNewsConsumer

    What right-wing policies? “Which The American Dream says have done little to remedy the situation.” What situation? The budget? What about the budget? Come on guys…

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