‘Occupy LA’ Hoping To Make Presence Known At Rose Parade

PASADENA (CBS) — Members of the “Occupy LA” movement are planning to make their presence felt at the 123rd Tournament of Roses Parade.

The demonstrators plan to walk banners ahead of a 250-foot by 50-foot blowup of the U.S. Constitution on Monday, as well as, a new version of a giant octopus puppet that was assembled during their two-month stay at City Hall.

“The new octopus is much more glorious and fully reflect Wall Street and all its ugliness,” said Pete Thottam, organizer of the Occupy Rose Parade.

Two marching bands will follow along with several people in costume but “Occupy” is not part of the parade.

“The Tournament of Roses has the right to issue the permits for the parade exclusively and they have not been issued a permit,” said Lt. Phlunte Riddle of the Pasadena Police Department.

Pasadena police say the activists will be allowed to follow the police cars at the conclusion of the parade.

“We’ll make sure, just like any other spectator that’s out there, that they don’t interrupt the parade, that they don’t infringe on other people’s rights just like we won’t have anyone infringe on their rights,” Riddle added.

Meantime, marchers with the Occupy movement have promised a peaceful demonstration.

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  1. Whisky…Tango… Foxtrot says:

    This whole Occupy movement is a joke being pushed by the Left wing media and the Obama administration trying desperately to distance themselves from their failed economic plans, and fortunately for the Democrats they have an endless supply of useful idiots that have nothing better to do then sat around for 30 days outside the LA city Hall building getting high, burning American flags and asking for handouts, and now these losers are getting to march in a parade.

    1. wounded defecator project says:

      Liberal, neo-conservative, useful idiots and critics of Assembly, and frankly haters of truth and freedom, exist by feeding on the entrepreneurial, middle class.
      Which explains why the nation’s respect and admiration are with Occupy and with the Anonymous, Wikileaks and Ruckus brigades. Thank you heroes for all your fvcking service, and a big hoo-rah on the Defecator udda Year award.
      For they know, proletariat’s bad children and parasites, sic Zionist apparachiks of the Fed, IMF and World Bank, will never admonish the Crony Capitalism feeding their addictions and narcissism. A special interest needful and earnest of all the hearty, steamy excrement patriots can provide. Sh!t and p!ss on, noble flea-baggers and fire-bugs, lest the streets flow with blood.

    2. wounded defecator project says:

      Liberal, neo-conservative, useful idiots and critics of Assembly, and frankly haters of truth and freedom, exist by feeding on the entrepreneurial, middle class.
      Which explains why the nation’s respect and admiration are with Occupy and with the Anonymous, Wikileaks and Ruckus brigades. Thank you heroes for all your fvcking service, and a big hoo-rah on the Defecator udda Year award.
      For they know, proletariat’s bad children and parasites, sic Zionist apparachik of the Fed, IMF and World Bank, will never admonish the Crony Capitalism feeding their addictions and narcissism. A special interest needful and earnest of all the hearty, steamy excrement patriots can provide. Sh!t and p!ss on, noble flea-baggers and fire-bugs, lest the streets flow with blood.

  2. George Vreeland Hill says:

    Occupy the Rose Parade?
    Occupy never occupied anything.
    They camped out at L.A. City Hall and then claimed to occupy Los Angeles.
    Come on.
    They did not occupy the Rose Parade either.
    To occupy something means to take it over.
    They never took over the Rose Parade, Los Angeles or anything.
    Occupy is a joke and they are not changing anything.
    They are just causing trouble and no one wants them around.
    The parade was wonderful as usual.
    The only ones who occupied it were the welcomed participants.
    That does not include Occupy.

    George Vreeland Hill

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