A Monumental Occupation?
Last night, “delegates” from various Occupy protests around the country met in Washington D.C. for the first time. Occupy DC gained some occupiers from LA, Miami, Chicago, Minneapolis (and Duluth!), Wall Street, Houston, Portland and a host of other cities in preparation for today’s “day of action.”
I had too much action of my own going on to partake in today’s activities, but I did attend the “first General Assembly of the Nation of Occupy” last night at the Washington Monument. As I walked away, I couldn’t help but wonder if it was an event that will have significant meaning ten or twenty years from now, or if it was just a gathering of young people, airing their collective grievances to the dark, rain-soaked grounds that surrounded them.