Occupy movement reaches remote town of Forks



FORKS, Wash. (AP) — The Occupy Wall Street protest has reached one of Washington state’s most remote towns.

The Peninsula Daily News reports (http://bit.ly/udWrO4) that 17 people held an Occupy Forks protest on Saturday, rallying outside a Bank of America branch, the only corporate presence the protesters could find in the town.

Forks is better known to the world as the fictional home of the characters of the vampire teen series “Twilight.” It is about a four-hour trip from Seattle, on the western side of the Olympic Peninsula.

Occupy Forks organizer Patt Doyle says the turnout of 17 people was better than expected. It rained heavily on Saturday.

The newspaper reports that the Bank of America branch is slated to be closed in January, and its employees will be laid off.