Occupy Wall Street has received a lot of media attention over the past few months so Pat and I decided to go down to check out the protest with our friends, Matt and Maria, to see what all the hype was about.
The Occupy Wall Street website states that "Occupy Wall Street is leaderless resistance movement with people of many colors, genders and political persuasions. The one thing we all have in common is that We Are The 99% that will no longer tolerate the greed and corruption of the 1%."
Although I may or may not agree with their movement, one thing is for sure, I am grateful for a country that allows us to speak our minds, perform protest, and enjoy all that comes with "freedom of speech."
When I was there is seemed that there were many messages being shared. Everyone had something to say from "Frack is Wack" to joining a "silly walk" group where they would walk around all silly.
When I was there I was reminded of a time in high school where we had a "silent walk out" during out lunch break. I didn't know why were were "walking out" to go stand on the field where we weren't allowed, but it didn't matter to me, it just seemed fun and exciting so I was happy to just be a part of the action.
|Don't know who this guy is but there were a lot of people filming him so I thought I would get in on the action.|
This is a video that Pat saw a few weeks back of an individual who was protesting.