On Saturday, Occupy Des Moines activists vowed to shut down President Barack Obama’s campaign offices and camp outside of them around the clock.
A small group of activists visited Obama’s nondescript office in a downtown strip mall over the weekend following larger rallies to mark the three-month anniversary of the Occupy Wall Street movement in New York. When they arrived, they found the door locked.
The group hoped to read a statement demanding that Obama cut military spending in half and dismantle the military in order to create jobs and balance the budget.
This is not the first time protesters have targeted President Obama, however. Earlier this month demonstrators greeted the chief executive in New York, where he attended three top-dollar campaign fundraising events.
They say that they will continue efforts to make sure the president hears their message.
Obama campaign spokesman Ben LaBolt declined to comment.
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