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Forum Post: Are these people truely representing the Occupy movement?

Posted 2 years ago on March 16, 2012, 10:34 p.m. EST by BradTilley (-1) from Guttenberg, NJ
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Just watched a short doc on the Occupy camp in Newfoundland, Canada. At the end they talk about how they are supported by the city and peacefully coexist with the police force.

Can you truely say you are occupying a city if the city actually SUPPORTS you and doesn't mind that you are there? Isn't the point of protesting to be visible and make them listen to you? It seems ass backwards to me.

The video is here

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6xrUwGfpbNw

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[-] 3 points by shoozTroll (17632) 2 years ago

One of the aims of the movement is full awareness of who we, the 99% are.

Acceptance of that, is a good thing.

To that end, this just might be one the most successful occupies around.

Aita pe'ape'a!

[-] 2 points by richardkentgates (3269) from Fort Walton Beach, FL 2 years ago

Why is that backwards? The point is to create public awareness about issues.

People with money run Public Service Announcements and Ad Campaigns, the poor and disenfranchised have movements and protests.

[-] 1 points by amanofnoimportance (82) from Orlando, FL 2 years ago

And is it failure if no one is belligerent or no one is being stifled? Must they find a nerve to touch?

[-] 1 points by Radicalouge (2) from Nutley, NJ 2 years ago

They are still fighting the good fight so who cares really

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (28461) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

Rock-on Occupy Newfoundland, Canada.

[-] 1 points by MattBradley78 (5) 2 years ago

I don't see why it's a big deal. You can't spread the word if you get shut down.