Crowd turns out for first Occupy Cape Cod gathering in Hyannis Friday

Organizer calls the event a way of exposing the needs of the people

Over one hundred concerned Cape Codders gathered on the Hyannis Village Green to stage the first Occupy Cape Cod event.  Rain drove the crowd under the bandstand, but did not dampen their spirits.  Last then half that were expected to meet at the green today. 

Senator Dan Wolf (D-Harwich) addresses the crowd briefly. Screen capture from David G. Curran video.

Participants carried signs reading, "We the people are pissed" and "No more blood for oil".

Diane Turco of Harwich organized the Occupy Cape Cod event. As a teacher, Turco has students who live in hotels and shelters and only have a warm meal at school.  Turco saw Occupy Wall Street and Occupy Boston as a real spark, "a way of exposing the needs of people and coming together to some resolution."

Other Occupy groups are popping up all over the Cape.  The Occupy Falmouth event started last Friday and continues weekday evenings and Saturday mornings in front of Bank of America on Main Street in Falmouth. is an unofficial meeting "hub" for all the individual groups springing up across the country. The website lists five towns on the Cape (Falmouth, Harwich, Eastham, Proivncetown and Plymouth) with independent occupy organizations.

For more information on Occupy Cape Cod, find them on Facebook or follow them on Twitter.

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