Occupy movement hits the Rancho Santa Fe Village


Karen Billing

Staff Writer

RSF Association Manager Pete Smith was informed that protesters from the Occupy movement, the “leaderless resistance movement” that has camped in Wall Street for the last month and has traveled to many U.S. and international cities, would travel to Rancho Santa Fe on Tuesday, Oct. 17.

According to the official website, Occupy represents the “99 percent who will no longer tolerate the greed and corruption of the 1 percent.”

Smith was warned that as many as 1,000 protesters could be expected, but only four protesters showed up. They stayed for most of the day, camped out on El Tordo, with a bullhorn and signs.