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Posted 1 year ago on March 5, 2013, 3:59 p.m. EST by CaryD (0)
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Maybe Occupy Wall Street could use Facebook and/or other social media to coordinate a massive prolonged protest.

It seems to me that food and shelter are the biggest impediments to a prolonged mass protest. However any large central shelter will be raided and closed down.

What if Occupy Wall Street would reach out to people who live within a ten mile radius around Wall Street and ask them to open their home and/or apartments.

One home/apartment could house six protesters in eight hour shifts, so there would only be two protesters being housed at any one time. Two protesters could eat, shower and sleep during their eight hour rest period which would not inconvenience the home/apartment owners terribly. The other sixteen hours the protesters could surround Wall Street.

Coordinate private cars, vans, trucks and maybe rent busses to transport the protesters.

We need a MASSAVE PROLONGED PROTEST!

The Government and Wall Street are NOT going to cave until “We the People” show them that we are NOT going to stop until our demands are met.

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[-] 0 points by vaprosvyeh (-400) 1 year ago

Sounds like a good idea on the surface. But the following questions/concerns came immediately to mind-

You're asking people to allow 6 total strangers to just come and go from their homes 24/7- when they are at work-when they are sleeping. Apartments in downtown New York are usually either owned by "the rich" who need to be close to Wall Street (who I cannot see as being willing to host protesters), or very small and owned by people who are already struggling to make ends meet.

Who would pay for the food, the water, the utilities, the gas, the transportation, the expenses the protesters incur? Would the protesters clean up after themselves? Would they be willing to sign contracts with the homeowners to cover those things plus any damages that might occur as a result?