Mauinow.com - A group of signwavers lined Ka'ahumanu Avenue in front of the Old Kahului Shopping Center on Sunday, Oct. 16, in support of the Occupy Wall Street movement against what demonstrators called corporate greed and government cutbacks.
"Our primary focus today is jobs, not cuts," said Maui resident Karen Chun. "We've got a good jobs bill and it's being held up because corporations are controlling our government," she claimed. "Maui is not known for its high rate of political activism, so I'm just very happy that we have a wide variety of people all coming together on the same issue of concern-that our government is not serving our interests anymore."
The varying views presented included concerns over money infused into war and bank bailouts. One sign read, "Clean Up Corporate Corruption in Washington," while another read, "War is Costly, Peace is Priceless."