By Kerri Provost
October 12, 2011
From yesterday’s City Council meeting minutes, prepared by Hartford 2000 and the Hartford Public Library:
24. Occupy Hartford. Resolution in support of Occupy Hartford and for continued dialogue that would reach a resolution allowing continued exercise of democracy to continue. (Cotto, Torres) Passed
To those just tuning in, it may seem that the ultimate goal of Occupy Hartford is not to bring attention to economic injustice, but to erect a tent city on an otherwise vacant piece of land.
Though not reflected in other media accounts, some individuals in the group have been pressing for other activists to pick their battles and stay focused on the reason for their gathering.
|Reprinted with permission of Kerri Provost, author of the blog RealHartford.
To view other stories on this topic, search RealHartford at http://www.realhartford.org/.