Thursday, May 03, 2012
May Day Scenes 2: Occupy Something
Around 3 in the afternoon on May Day, an Occupy Wall Street group walked up Van Ness Avenue.
Earlier, the group of about 500 hundred people had been creating street theater at Montgomery and Market in the Financial District at noon (click here for a nice photo from Axel).
The message seemed to be as amorphous as usual, though the main complaint about a grotesque, growing disparity in the distribution of wealth in this country is certainly valid.
This particular event seemed to be mostly about full employment with overtime for members of the San Francisco Police Department, who were marching along with the contingent in an absurd show of force.
For some intelligent thoughts on democracy and revolution on May Day, check out Jan Adams' take by clicking here, and for some great photos of a march in downtown Los Angeles, click here.