While the crowds
inside the field house at the University of Vermont were cheering President Obama’s very presence,
outside, some people were protesting what they say are promises the President
has failed to live up to since taking office.
A couple-dozen people
gathered at Ben and Jerry’s corporate headquarters in South Burlington last night to learn more about Occupy Wall Street. The socially-conscious company is officially
endorsing the movement.
Burlington police are still completing their investigation of the shooting death last week at the Occupy Burlington encampment. Josh
Pfenning died in a tent at City Hall Park last week. Police Chief
Michael Schirling says his department is waiting for final reports.
"Occupy Wall Street" protesters at City hall Park in Burlington say they will continue their demonstrations against
income inequality in America, but they have not returned their
encampments to City Hall Park since police evacuated the area.
Burlington police have been investigating Thursday’s shooting in City Hall Park at the "Occupy Burlington" encampment. They’ve identified the 35-year-old man as Josh Pfenning and they suspect his shooting was a suicide.
A homeless man camped on the Brattleboro Town
Common in solidarity with the Occupy Wall Street movement, has asked a
local church for sanctuary. The church once stood on the Common, and among
the many questions the protest has raised is who owns the space now.