Occupy Iowa planning campaign office protests

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Protesters from across the country will be invited to help occupy all the presidential campaign headquarters in Iowa.

Under a plan approved at Occupy Iowa’s meeting Monday night in Des Moines, the protesters would go in the headquarters to share their message. If they aren’t let in, the protesters would try to shut down the headquarters by sitting in front of their doors.

Occupy Iowa is an offshoot of the Occupy Wall Street movement that started in New York to protest corporate greed and the growing gap between rich and poor.

Iowa GOP Chairman Matt Strawn told The Des Moines Register it’s ironic the group would try disrupt what he called “the most grass-roots-oriented process in national politics.” The Iowa caucuses are scheduled for Jan. 3.