Monday, December 05, 2011

Occupy DC at McPherson square back to "normal" with signs that ask good questions

I did follow up with a visit at McPherson Square today. The shed was gone. But the rest of the camp was pretty “normal”.  There is actually a book lending library in one tent.  Police would not discuss what had happened.  There was a big empty area with tire tracks where the shed had stood yesterday.

I ran into a reporter from WUSA (CBS affiliate) and got into a discussion about SOPA (the Stop Online Piracy Act), covered on my main blog. The local television stations here have not followed it much. 

There were three Staunton chess sets on a table toward the 15th street side, and one game in progress.  The two positions left idle were real openings (one was from the Dutch Defense). 

There were plenty of bicycles and lots more of the cardboard signs. One sign asks the top 1%, “Where did you get that money? Is it really yours?”  Some of the questions and comments are challenging. But others seem to be along the lines that "capitalism is based on slavery." I remember that rhetoric from the Peoples Party of New Jersey (Dr. Spock) in the early 1970s.

There's even a tourist (or voyeurist) information center. 
I didn’t make it over to Freedom Plaza for an impromptu "CW" concert by Jackson Browne.  But WTOP gave a link to a YouTube video on it:

Also, watch your step!

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