We did it! Shock waves rippled through the streets as we meandered, manned to the gills, as pedestrians grappled with the idea of activists dressed as cross-dressers.
We gathered at Lafayette Square to start things off. At first there were only about 3 dozen or so people. However, the number pretty much tripled as the drums began to roll. Banners, flags, flyers, instruments in hand- we took it to the streets!
Many styles of character participated- anarchists, cross-dressing rebels, stilt walkers, media gurus, concerned citizens and even a couple tent monsters attended. Oh, and don’t forget our friendly officers that escorted us. We thank you for your non-aggressive participation during this march.
So how did the people respond, you might ask? With open phones, I mean arms. Ha… it’s true though. I don’t recall being photographed or recorded so many times in such a short span. Thankfully, I was dancing while wearing a colorful, some-what beat up tent monster. Lord knows I didn’t want any attention. Ha
Speaking of tent monsters, Occupy The Stage deserves full credit for the creation of these creative entities. Also, OTS designed and distributed numerous signs. Hours and hours were designated to this important endeavor.
The people cheered as we marched, waved and chanted through the Quarter. It was an extremely successful protest march and we hope to have an even more extravagant action next time around. Thank you to everyone that participated or supports us. To those of you who haven’t yet, you will. We are all the 99%!