|Updated: 10/10/2011 11:06 pm
||Published: 10/10/2011 7:26 pm
LITTLE ROCK, AR – At least 175 Little Rock residents met at the Riverfront Park Amphitheater Monday night to discuss plans for executing their own Occupy Wall Street movement.
Those in attendance decided that their march will begin at 10am on Saturday in the Rivermarket.
"Arkansas has a very high unemployment rate and we are suffering from the corporate greed that is going on," said supporter Brian Hill.
Occupy Wall Street began 4 weeks ago in New York’s financial district, highlighting the income gap between the wealthiest 1% of Americans and the “other 99%” and the perception that elected officials are only serving those with the most money.
"It is the very same issues we have been preaching for years about corporations getting by with too much and too much political influence," said Arkansas AFL-CIO President Alan Hughes.
The movement has spread, with other “occupy” movements happening in cities all across the US.
Little Rock Police say officers are prepared to handle the crowds.
"This isn't our first protest," said Little Rock police Sgt. Cassandra Davis.
Despite the plans, the group still must secure permits from the city of Little Rock.
Another meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, beginning at 6 p.m. at River Market amphitheater.