Occupy schedules ‘flashmob’ outside Park City bank
January 20, 2012
People aligned with the Occupy Wall Street movement plan what is being billed as a ‘flashmob’ protest outside the Wells Fargo branch on Kearns Boulevard on Monday.
The action is scheduled the day after the first showing of a Sundance Film Festival documentary that explores federal tax policies critics say favor Corporate America. The film, entitled "We’re Not Broke," features footage of the Occupy Wall Street movement in New York City.
Occupy Park City is listed as one of the Occupy groups that will be involved. People aligned with the Occupy movements in Salt Lake City and Jackson, Wyo., are also listed.
The action on Monday is planned at 3 p.m. It is not clear how large the crowd could be. Demonstrations during Sundance in the past anti-war marches and animal-rights events, as examples have generally not drawn large crowds.
Occupy Park City in the weeks before Sundance had indicated it wanted to have a presence during the festival. The group had shown an interest in "We’re Not Broke" at that time.
Tyler Galovich, who set up an Occupy Park City encampment in City Park late in 2011 and is the de facto leader of the group, said he hopes he or others from Occupy Park City are able to attend the Monday action outside Wells Fargo.
Occupy Park City in November marched on the Chase Bank branch on Park Avenue in what has been the most notable action by the group. Upward of 20 people took part.
Meanwhile, people involved with Occupy Park City or the wider Occupy Wall Street movement expect to stand in support outside screenings of "We’re Not Broke." Galovich said he anticipates members of Occupy groups from places like Salt Lake City, Las Vegas, New York City and Los Angeles will also be outside the screenings.
There are four public screenings in the Park City area, starting on Sunday at 9 p.m. at the Temple Theatre.
Galovich also said the local group also plans to set up what he described as a "mobile TV unit" showing films of interest to the Occupy Wall Street movement. He called it a "guerilla theater."
Occupy Park City in the weeks before Sundance had indicated it wanted to have a presence during the festival. The group had shown an interest in "We’re Not Broke," which explores tax policies that are favorable to corporations and uses footage from the Occupy Wall Street movement.