Tuesday, November 15, 2011

De-Occupy Wall St

The police cleared Zucotti Park in the early hours of last night, and then power-scrubbed the park clean. Protestors have reassembled there this evening, but they are not being allowed tents and sleeping bags.

The novelty of the protests is wearing off, as the weather gets worse. The surprising thing has been how small the overall encampment was. The park is not very big, maybe two-thirds the size of a football field. And some of it just gets stilly. Middle-aged hippies relive their boomer youth.

But regardless of the actual reality of Zucotti Park, there has been an underlying... sympathy is the wrong word among the general population. But an understanding of where people are coming from.

I wonder if there will be more violent clashes at the big marches that were planned before this for Thursday.

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