Yesterday marked the one-year anniversary of the start of Occupy Wall Street protest in New York. Around the country, including here in Seattle, factions of the Occupy movement commemorated one year of service to the cause. In Seattle that included a silent flash march, which we noted on The Daily Weekly.
As the post notes:
"Occupy changed the conversation. It placed greed front and center in the public debate," states an announcement for tonight's flash march on the Occupy Seattle website. "In solidarity with #OWS and Occupy's 1 year anniversary, let's bring it back to its roots."
Those interested in participating in the flash march are encouraged to show up at Westlake Park at 6 p.m. with a dollar bill - which protesters will be taping over their mouths as part of their message. Starting at 6:30 p.m. the march will aim to fill the shopping areas of downtown. "Once there, we will be silently walking / flooding into several actual shopping centers & stores," event organizers state on the Occupy Seattle website. "We'll also be meeting up at certain times to regroup and hold brief 1/2 hour silent vigils.'
Always a hot topic for debate online, it wasn't particularly surprising to see the Occupy-related post tally 98 Facebook "Likes" by midday and inspire some feedback from Daily Weekly commenters.
As commenter dregstudios writes:
We must abandon the "love it or leave it" attitude, where the general public has rolled over for Corporate America and accepted it's our job to pay their way. Year after year these companies report record profits so why aren't they paying record taxes? These companies have the power to not only save our economy but to close the income gap by paying employees more but instead they gut the Middle Class for all they're worth. Every single protester is a hero in my book and I even helped create some free posters for the cause which you can download from my artist's blog at http://dregstudiosart.blogspot.com/2011/11/propaganda-for-occupy-movement.html