Friday, October 07, 2011

Wake me up when September ends

This ties in nicely to the most 'recent' post in this blog too which was about the student revolution in Iran. By now most people know about the Occupy movement, particularly if you are in the United States.

As October draws to a close (yes, as it closes, I will backdate posts dealing with Occupy as needed to put them in context of what day it was) it makes for an interesting look back. A month ago most people were not even aware of it. Even though I follow protests I was only dimly aware of it because a major project was due at the end of the month that even sleep could not escape from.

Then things changed. The march across Brooklyn Bridge on Oct 1, 700 arrested, hundreds of other Occupations sprang up overnight in cities around the world and the official count would pass 2000 cities (with more than 1 occupation in some cities, and some of those 'cities' are state coalitions) by the end of October.

OccupyDC started on K Street (McPherson Square) on October 1. Some confusion comes in because an unrelated group (although individuals cross over naturally) started an antiwar protest in Freedom Plaza on the 6th and decided to also call themselves 'occupydc'. Because of various time commitments I was unable to get there until the 7th so will change the date on this to be then.

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