|Updated: 2/28/2012 9:29 pm
||Published: 2/28/2012 5:09 pm
LITTLE ROCK, AR – After being referred to as “garbage” by city director Erma Hendrix, Occupy Little Rock took their protest to City Hall Tuesday night, hoping to clarify their message of “We are the 99%.”
"Occupy Little Rock was referred to as garbage by Erma Hendrix. There have been no apologies that nobody's heard of, but we're not here to pick a fight, we're here for dialogue," said occupier Greg Deckelman.
Wearing signs proclaiming themselves “not garbage,” occupy members worried Tuesday’s agenda would be closed to the public due to their protest.
Hendrix tells Fox 16 that she has nothing more to say about Occupy Little Rock.
Occupy member Adam Lansky says he invited Hendrix onto his radio show, but says Hendrix declined and referred him to Gene Fortson, who is also on the Board of Directors.
“Personally, I’m optimistic. He seemed like a very warm-hearted guy and he said that he would be interested in coming on the radio show sometime. To me, that shows an elected official willing to do his job and hear out what the people are concerned about,” says Lansky.
Tuesday, occupiers outlined those concerns, to clarify their purpose for their protest.
"One of our local issues is to protect the Lake Maumelle Watershed. We would also like to prevent internet censorship, prosecute war criminals, campaign finance reform and my personal favorite, educate the public to all of these issues,” said occupier Kaitlin Loft.
Occupy Little Rock plans to attend next week’s Board of Directors meeting. Under normal rules, each protestor could speak to the directors for 3 minutes, provided they sign up prior to the meeting.