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Contrary1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 04:09 PM
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23. OK...There are very few small empty storefronts near the center of downtown Indy.
The rental cost would be too prohibitive, even in the unlikely event that the Chamber of Commerce or whoever would give Occupy Indy the green light. They tend to be very picky on who is allowed in.

The downtown area is not all that large. If the protesters would move a couple miles or so in any direction from the center, they might be able to get something. But, the Occupy Movement is fairly dependant on visibility, and about the only ones who would see them would be folks in cars on their way to work, and any person living in that particular neighborhood.

Also, the city is busy putting on a pretty face for the next Super Bowl. That will weigh heavily on allowing anything new in. We're all about appearances here in Indianapolis. :)

And last, but not least, the city is run by Republicans.

Your idea of using a church building is worth looking into. Only a couple downtown, but maybe one further out would be willing to provide shelter and meeting place. But, as far as being the main area to protest in front of, we are pretty much back to the visibility factor.

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