COSTA MESA — About two weeks ago, Jackie Marquez walked out of her local Wells Fargo bank branch in Irvine and saw an Occupy Orange County protest on the corner.
Disenchanted with big banks and government, the 61-year-old said she was immediately drawn to the protestors, even though she wasn't sure what they stood for.
"I was getting so frustrated with government, I didn't want to vote anymore," she said. "This economy has hit me hard. I've had to crawl my way back."
Thursday night, Marquez was still with the Occupy movement, this time taking part in a national day of action by joining more than 60 protestors at John Wayne Airport.
"This is giving me an opportunity to have a voice," Marquez said.
Occupying three corners of the MacArthur Boulevard and Michelson Drive intersection, demonstrators were acknowledged by drivers with mostly supportive honks peppered with mocking shouts.