When you Occupy Christmas, please remember those who can not. By necessity, this list is limited to those lives lost in connection with the Occupy Wall Street, Occupy protest, and 99% movement. Many of these deaths involve people who have come to Occupy encampments for food, water, and shelter. In remembering these people, please remember those who continue to live in poverty and do what you can to Occupy not only their Christmas but their year long challenges.
If you have more information on these deaths, please contact: TroubleMaker at this domain.
October 10, 2011 – Occupy San Diego – Man falls to his death from roof of parking facility. Occupy San Diego participants believe he was a homeless man who had turned to Occupy San Diego for food, water, and shelter.
October 31, 2011 – Occupy Oklahoma City – Man found dead in tent at Kerr Park. Known only as the ‘Street Poet’, he is believed to have been homeless and Dependant on Occupy Oklahoma City for food and shelter.
November 6, 2011 – Occupy Vancouver – Ashlie Gough’s body was found inside a tent. Name and cause of death has not been released. There is speculation that her death was the result of a drug overdose.
November 8, 2011 – Occupy New Orleans – A 53 year old man was found dead in a tent in Duncan Plaza. No signs of fowl play.
November 10, 2011 – Occupy Salt Lake City, Utah – Homeless man found dead in tent. Death appears to be as a result of carbon monoxide poisoning from propane heater.
November 10, 2011 – Occupy Oakland, California – Man shot in apparent drug deal gone bad.
November 10, 2011 – Occupy Burlington, Vermont – Josh Pfenning (35) was found shot in his head. Police believe it was a suicide.
Occupy Bloomington, Indiana – Don Swank (53) found dead in his tent. The man was reportedly homeless and was receiving food and shelter from Occupy Bloomington.