Masked man: ‘Change is coming’

JB Clark | Daily Journal A protestor wearing a Guy Fawkes mask wanted Tupelo residents to know Thursday about an Occupy-type movement.

JB Clark | Daily Journal
A protestor wearing a Guy Fawkes mask wanted Tupelo residents to know Thursday about an Occupy-type movement.

By JB Clark

Daily Journal

A man in a Guy Fawkes mask walked around downtown Tupelo and stood at Crosstown on Thursday afternoon with a sign telling passersby, “Change is Coming.”

The protester said he is a part of a group hoping to kick off another Occupy-type movement that will begin with an April 4 global rally for peace.

He said the closest rally will be held in Jackson, where everyone will gather at Spring Park and discuss which issues are important to pursue.

He said the movement hopes to organize events over a four month period to spur activists in Mississippi to action.

The demonstrator held his sign downtown for almost an hour before law enforcement notified him he would need a permit from the city continue his demonstration.