Donning white T-shirts stenciled with the 99 percent logo, more than 100 Occupy Houston demonstrators marched around Hermann Square Park in front of city hall Saturday afternoon. It was an act of silent protest aimed at the city-sponsored Energy Day 2011 event.
Uniformed and plain-clothed Houston Police officers kept watch, asking protesters to stay in a single-file line to free up sidewalk space.
The Energy Day event filled the entire park, as attendees enjoyed a catchy smooth jazz band and scores of booths maintained by companies such as Shell Oil, United Airlines, and engineering and military contractor KBR.
In Tranquility Park across the street from the main festivities, where Occupy Houston set up camp several days ago, Energy Day hosted an additional set of booths promoting environmentally-friendly energy sources.