Occupy St. Louis Members Say Movement Still Strong
ST. LOUIS (AP) - The tents are gone from Kiener Plaza, along with the big crowds. But people involved in the Occupy St. Louis movement say they're still going strong. Thursday marks the two-month anniversary of the movement that began in New York and spread to several other cities. At one point in St. Louis, more than 100 people were camped in Kiener Plaza, a downtown park. Police shut down the encampment on Nov. 12. But a march five days later included an estimated 1,000 participants. Occupy St. Louis members Colleen Kelly and John Mills say the group has 8,000 followers on Facebook. Daily meetings are still taking place.
Kelly and Mills say the loss of the encampment dampened enthusiasm but marches, rallies and other events are still in the works.