Posted: Oct 16, 2011 1:34 PM by AP
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Dozens of people rallied in Shreveport against what they see as corporate greed. About 125 gathered at the State Capitol to support President Barack Obama's efforts to create more jobs and increase taxes on the nation's very rich.
The rally Saturday in Shreveport, like dozens in other cities nationwide and in Europe, was part of the growing anti-Wall Street movement.
Ed Behan, of MoveOn.org in Baton Rouge, told The Advocate (http://bit.ly/noG1BI) the rally there was organized before the "Occupy Wall Street" protests. He asked protesters to return to the Capitol steps next Saturday for "Occupy Baton Rouge".
KSLA-TV (bit.ly/nS30ZH) reported that about 50 people gathered at the Caddo Parish Courthouse.
Deborah Allen told The Times (bit.ly/obeSKu) the Shreveport movement started after she posted an "Occupy America" sign on her Facebook page.