Stretch Your Paycheck – at Occupy Cleveland
The Stretch Your paycheck Performance came to the 1 pm Rally in Public Square to support Occupy Cleveland, a movement which supports protesting against corporate greed and the Occupy Wall Street.
There were members of labor groups, nurses, artists, and other citizens and activists at the event. At the rally Deb Klein gave a great speech and and said that, “Cleveland is the third poorest city in the U.S.”
Hip hop artist Loki performed some songs. His songs roused the crowd. Some of his songs were about the recession, money, and other social issues.
People had signs and flags that said We are the 99%! My friend Tony and had umbrellas that said “Stretching my paycheck. 99%” – that we would hold up when we were not doing the paycheck performance.
I met some interesting people including a man involved with Occupy Pittsburgh who came to Cleveland to see how the Occupy event was going, a man who recently moved to Cleveland and does performance art, and some activists from the Cleveland area.
Pictures from the Stretch Your Paycheck interactive performance can be seen and downloaded at http://stretchpaycheck.tumblr.com/
About Occupy Cleveland: http://occupycleveland.com/
Check out Loki’s music: Loki – Chilling in the Moment album