|[Nov. 7th, 2011|05:16 pm]|
For me one of the really amazing things watching this happen is really how diverse the protesters and their goals are. In one sense it's a sort of "angry people gather here" thing but in general they're largely concerned about the same big umbrella issue: corporations have too much control over the political system. And they're equal opportunity -- they chased both Eric Cantor and Bill Clinton out of town and they're planning on protesting President Obama today (if memory serves). |
I was asking people "what would make you pack up and go home feeling like you'd achieved a victory" and most people said there was no one thing that would satisfy them -- the problems are vast.
Though in Philly the homeless situation has, I believe, really come to the forefront and that may eventually become more of a uniting cause. But they do debate a lot about what direction to take. It'll be very interesting to see how it plays out.