Occupy Pittsburgh started successfully

Your faithful reporter-servant shamed himself by failing to make it downtown for the event.

Unofficial estimates of the initial march from Freedom to Market Square ranged from 2,000 to 4,000. The march commenced with a permit and the public reading of a statement committing the movement to nonviolent practices. After a rally in Market Square, the occupation group marched to and took root in Mellon Green at 3:30 pm Saturday. BNY/Mellon announced later that afternoon that it would not legally contest the occupation. The march was without incident; afterwards, both the police and the marchers affirmed their commitment to having a nonconfrontrational protest.