Forum Post: Biggest protest in America ever! according to the National Lawyers Guild
Posted 11 years ago on Oct. 31, 2011, 12:57 p.m. EST by WarmItUp
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Is this the largest protest in Modern American History? The National Lawyers Guild thinks so.
According to Carol Sobel of The Mass Defense Committee of the National Lawyers Guild who have been defending first amendment rights since 1937 is calling the occupy protest the largest mass expression of first amendment rights in modern history. She said that this is the largest protest they have ever seen. When you take into account the hundreds of cities involved. This protest is the most wide spread with the largest number of active members of any protest including Vietnam. This is huge and it is continuing to grow at a rapid rate, while estimates of supporters are hard to nail down it is certainly in the millions, with almost 300,000 specifically expressing support on a facebook page alone. The national lawyers guild is offering pro bono services for those who have been arrested while expressing their first amendment right to free speech
People are attributing the world wide success of this protest to the fact that the movement does not have a leader with one voice which has allowed people of differing walks of life and political affiliations to all unite under the common message that America is not a democracy when 99% of peoples voices are not heard.
When People of differing backgrounds show up in person to these protests they are realizing that they are not really as polarized as they have been lead to believe, they find that they have much more in common than they disagree on.
I say let's make it bigger, and get some beach time in Florida while we're at it.
It has become the largest protest for a reason. It is not against another group of people it is against the idea that corporations think they are people.