Occupy Pittsburgh Issues Response to Office of Homeland Security ‘Threat Analysis’

Reiterates commitment to nonviolence

Pittsburgh, PA—(ENEWSPF)—October 15, 2011.  Occupy Pittsburgh released a draft statement late Friday in response to the Pittsburgh Office of Homeland Security’s misunderstanding of a post on Facebook which was erroneously taken as official policy of Occupy Pittsburgh.

This draft, developed by the Nonviolence Working Group, will be presented to the General Assembly for adoption as an official statement through the direct democracy consensus process used for every major decision Occupy Pittsburgh makes. The full text of the statement can be found at

The official statement of nonviolence previously adopted by the General Assembly on October 12 is reiterated in the new statement. This commitment to nonviolence by the governing body and members of Occupy Pittsburgh can be read at and includes the following points:

  • not to initiate physical violence with members of the police or public,  
  • if attacked by either, to respond in ways that seek to minimize harm to persons, and  
  • to abstain from provocative destruction of property.

OccupyPittsburgh Day of Action
TODAY: Saturday, October 15, 2011

Beginning Rally: 11 am Freedom Corner (arrive as early as 10 am)

March from Freedom Corner to Market Square: 11:45 am

(Marchers can also join at the City-County Building shortly after Noon)

Movement Kickoff Rally: 1:30 – 3 PM Market Square

Occupation of Pittsburgh begins 4 pm, Mellon Green, Grant St. & Sixth Ave.

General Information: 724-343-1433 • [email protected] (march route map on home page)
All locations accessible

About OccupyPittsburgh

Known in New York City as OccupyWallStreet, there are now more than 1000 cities in the US and overseas where some sort of occupation-style movement has begun. OccupyPittsburgh has been developed by residents of Southwestern Pennsylvania in harmony and solidarity with the 99% Occupy movement.

Banding together under this theme are people from all age groups and most levels of society who have one thing in common: the desire for a future free of the corporate greed, corruption and undue political influence which has destroyed the economy and made the poor and the middle class poorer while the super-rich continue to thrive.