Permitted, Unpermitted Actions to Hail Launch of OccupyPittsburgh

Pittsburgh, PA—(ENEWSPF)—October 13, 2011.  Saturday will see Pittsburgh join the hundreds of cities across the country and hundreds more overseas where the Occupy movement has taken hold.

Kicking off the local movement, established in solidarity with all Occupy movements and inspired by OccupyWallStreet, OccupyPittsburgh will hold a permitted march and rally starting at Freedom Corner and ending at Market Square, where a kickoff rally for the movement will be held from 1:30-3 pm.  A permit for the march and rally are still pending, but members of OccupyPittsburgh are confident that it will be granted.

At 4 pm participants will begin an occupation at Mellon Green, next to BNY Mellon headquarters on Grant St., a property belonging to a subsidiary of BNY Mellon.  Asked if it was legal to demonstrate and set up an occupation encampment there, participants referred to the Urban Open Space section of the Golden Triangle ordinance of city code which mandates privately-owned plazas and parks be “open without restriction to the general public.” OccupyPittsburgh members contend this includes First Amendment rights, protecting freedom of speech. They further contend that the ordinance banning overnight camping in city parks does not apply, because Mellon Green is not city property.

More information can be found online at or by calling the general information line at 724-343-1433.

OccupyPittsburgh Day of Action
Saturday, October 15, 2011
Beginning Rally 11:00 am Freedom Corner
March from Freedom Corner to Market Square: 11:45 am
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:

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.