- Posted April 19, 2012 by
El Segundo, California
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Occupy Wall Street
Occupy Global Day of Action on Military Spending in El Segundo
- jmsaba, CNN iReport producer
The goal of this segment of the Occupy movement is to bring awareness on the amount of money being spent on war globally. The three-hour event attracted almost 50 people to El Segundo, however, the global movement will take place in 35 other countries.
"War for money is the worst option of all and that is what we are doing," activist Nigel Mitchell said.
Participants of the movement chose the federal tax deadline of April 17th, which is also the day before quarterly earning reports for large government suppliers will also be released. Activists came to voice their opinion on how they feel the government should be spending tax payer dollars.
"More money is spent on killing than on healing people, than on educating people, than feeding people," said one woman.
Security closed and locked the gate that sits between two Raytheon and Boeing buildings during the movement while police patrolled the area for safety.
During the event documentary director Patricia Foulkrod reminded the crowd that many of the people who work at military suppliers like Raytheon and Boeing earn wages that fall in the 99 percent.
"I would like to encourage you to go after the one percent," said Foulkrod.
The Occupy Wall Street movement started in September 2011 where activists have created similar movements that have spread around the world.
Occupy Global Day of Action on Military Spending Los Angeles