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Occupy's Rose Parade Float: Giant Octopus

It symbolizes the greedy clutches of Wall Street
By Dustin Lushing,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 30, 2011 3:52 PM CST

(Newser) – Occupy Los Angeles activists are staging a protest at Monday's Rose Parade in Pasadena with their very own float: a 70-by-40-foot octopus made of recycled plastic bags. More than 1,000 Occupiers are expected to join the demonstration, reports the Los Angeles Times, and organizers promise to keep it family-friendly. The protesters have been working with police, and the gigantic octopus—which symbolizes the greedy tentacles of Wall Street—is set to march the parade route after the regular floats have passed.

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"This is the real Rose Parade, and the other is the Rose Charade," says one Occupier. (Read more Occupy Los Angeles stories.)

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