Three Arrested In Occupy Protest At GAIM

Jan 24 2012 | 12:49pm ET

One unusual feature of this year's GAIM Conference is the presence of members of Occupy Palm Beach. Two dozen protestors greeted the members of the 1% at the beginning of the meeting at the Boca Raton Resort & Club on Sunday, and the protests have continued. Three protestors were arrested yesterday.

"A group of us went to the Boca Resort and Club because GAIM conference attendees were scheduled to have a cocktail party at the resort and we were hopping to get their attention, and let them know what we felt about what they are doing there, and several people took upon themselves to blockade the Camino Real bridge, and we blocked up traffic for a couple of hours," Pangioti Tsolkas of Occupy Palm Beach told the Florida Independent.

The Occupiers were set to be joined today by the Florida Immigrant Coalition, which planned to protest financial institutions' investments in for-profit prisons.

"It's clear they recognize the importance of GAIM," the Institute for International Research's Daniel Strachman told The Wall Street Journal. "It's great that they are able to protest."


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