Members of Occupy Lancaster, which showed up at a town hall meeting held by U.S. Rep. Joe Pitts Monday night, will hold a discussion with the public Thursday night to answer questions and address concerns about the movement. The event will be held at 6 p.m. at the Community Mennonite Church of Lancaster, 328 W. Orange St.
In a statement sent to local media, one of the group’s members said the event is an attempt to dispel some of the myths about Occupy Wall Street. “A lot of people believe what they hear in the media, which is brought to them by the same corporations Occupy protests against. This is their chance to clear things up,” said the member, Eric Pfeiffer.
Members of Occupy Lancaster will meet for its regular general assembly at 7 p.m. The meeting is open to the public. The group, which has been camped out in a park next door to the Lancaster City police station, is the local face of the Occupy Wall Street movement which, since its inception in September, has been protesting corporate greed and government corruption in cities across the nation.