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Forum Post: Forget encampments

Posted 12 years ago on Oct. 28, 2011, 7:21 p.m. EST by wavefreak58 (134)
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They're to vulnerable to specious actions based on things like "sanitation" and "public safety".

Time to switch tactics. How about continuously rolling flash mobs?

When I was younger, a church I went to did 24 hour prayer vigils for days at a time. The members of the congregation would sign up for a time slot and someone would always be praying for the entire vigil. Sometimes many people, sometimes only one or two at 3:00 AM. Take this time slicing and apply it to flash mobs.

Set up a website that divides the day into 30 minute periods of time. People sign up for a time slot. The location of the flash mob is not given until 30 minutes before it is supposed to happen (to prevent pre staging of police). At the designated time a few hundred people show up some where, bang their drums, give a few short speeches and after 30 minutes disappear.

No sanitation problems. No need to feed people. Just a continuous rolling protest at various places all over the country,



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[-] 1 points by outlander (5) 12 years ago

I like the idea, doable with minimal risk. Park cars on street hoods up and drive off when cops show up.

[-] 1 points by wavefreak58 (134) 12 years ago

That would work in some places. I'm not familiar with Manhattan but the traffic issues could make cars problematic.

[-] 1 points by outlander (5) 12 years ago

After thinking about this some more, I put up a similar idea earlier but the response was that OWS didn't want to alienate the 99% who have to work for these Bankers and other places. Valid point. Would have to target the homes of the 1% that work on Wall Street and make them late for work and getting home or to appointments, would take some skillful planning and research, may not be doable.

[-] 1 points by wavefreak58 (134) 12 years ago

The 1% runs a million+ strong. Most don't live or work near Wall Street.

Skillful planning is going to be necessary if this movement is going to turn into more than a curiosity.