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Forum Post: Occupy Movement Gears Up For Democratic National Convention

Posted 10 years ago on Sept. 3, 2012, 7:52 p.m. EST by WildMan (27)
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On Sunday afternoon, the Coalition to March on Wall Street South demonstrated amid Charlotte's mega-banks, chants bouncing off the towering steel and glass. The coalition's messages of income inequality, big-bank ruthlessness and money ruling politics may have been old, but for the city, the raucous sight was not.

The historic march stretched at least two city blocks and attracted large crowds along the route. Organizers said it at least equaled the mass protest during Bank of America's shareholders meeting this past spring. Ben Carroll, one of the organizers, estimated that protesters may have numbered between 2,000 and 3,000. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief Rodney Monroe suggested to The Huffington Post that it was more like 800 protesters. Either way, the visuals were impressive.




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[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (33802) from Coon Rapids, MN 10 years ago

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[-] 0 points by Lucky1 (-125) from Wray, CO 10 years ago

So far not impressive. The local paper said there were maybe 800 people marching. Where are the anarchists tearing shit up? Where's the anger? Come to think of it I didn't see any OWS tearing shit up at the repubs convention either.

[-] 0 points by hchc (3297) from Tampa, FL 10 years ago

They are lucky that a hurricane was targeted for them, even though Tampa has never had a direct hit from a hurricane.

I wish we had those kind of numbers and then some. Very dissapointing for us in Tampa. Met some great people, but not enough.

[-] 0 points by alterorabolish1 (569) 10 years ago

Wish i could have been there. Decided to go to NY to Wall St for the anniversary.

[-] -2 points by Lucky1 (-125) from Wray, CO 10 years ago

What are they going to do? Make themselves available for sex with the delegates?

[-] 0 points by WildMan (27) 10 years ago

They are going to protest the evils of our two party system. The rats that are Democraps and Repukelicans.

[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (33802) from Coon Rapids, MN 10 years ago


[+] -4 points by Obama2012 (-3) 10 years ago

You are not an American if you protest Obama

[-] 3 points by notaneoliberal (2269) 10 years ago

Maybe Obama should stop selling out the US worker with free trade agreements.

[-] 0 points by Lucky1 (-125) from Wray, CO 10 years ago

And if you protest Obama you are a racist. Right?