Only a handful of mayors have voiced support of the hundreds of Occupations going on across the country. Most have been on the west coast.
- The mayor of Arcata, California, for example, joined protesters.
- Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn is “being patient” with protesters although has tried to get them to move to City Hall. They have not done this, however and, yesterday, had their biggest march yet.
- Portland, Oregon Mayor Sam Adams released a statement saying, “I support Portlanders in their right to protest and exercise free speech rights, and I encourage all who participate to do so peacefully and with respect to the rights of others.”
- In San Francisco, Mayor Ed Lee released a statement saying he supported the “spirit” of the protest but, since then, has cracked down on protesters.