Rev. Jesse Jackson to Visit Occupy LA Today [UPDATED]
The Occupy LA encampment at City Hall in Downtown is going to get a special visitor today. From Occupy Los Angeles on Facebook:
Rev Jesse Jackson will be joining Occupy LA protesters today at 12 noon at the corner of 7th and Figueroa
UPDATE 1:09 PM: Looks like Jackson couldn't fit the noon visit in his agenda. "Rev Jackson is unable to join #OccupyLA at Bank Action. He is adjusting schedule & hopes to join us later at City Hall," says Occupy Los Angeles on Facebook. Will he show up today at all?
While participants and supporters are excited to welcome Jackson to the LA protest site, the Reverend's visit comes on the same day conservative blogger Andrew Breitbart is accusing Jackson of "slandering his friend, mentor, and the man whose dying blood he smeared all over his sweater, the late Reverend Martin Luther King Jr." by making comparisons to King's work to the work of the Occupy movement.
Thought Breitbart says of Jackson "his time is so far gone, people don’t even remember when his time was," it seems that today, the supporters of Occupy LA could disagree. Will Jackson invoke MLK in LA today?