|Occupy The Stage||
As Occupy The Stage and Occupy NOLA headed to Jackson Square to Chalkupy their concerns to President Obama, ominous gray clouds unleashed torrents of rain on The French Quarter. Obama's reception at House of Blues wasn't going to start until 3:30 pm, so most Occupiers waited under an awning holding newly handmade signs. However, one brave Anonymous protester stopped traffic on Decatur Street with his Stop NDAA sign and Guy Fawkes mask.
Occupy the Stage is a branch of Occupy NOLA that is dedicated to artists and artisans. We are committed to the belief that the arts and skilled trades are sacred. They belong to the people and are immune to censorship, gentrification, taxation or corporate consolidation. These are the basic necessities for civilization and are considered incorruptible.