Photographer Alex Garland sent us a few photos from an Occupy Wallingford march along N. 45th yesterday, in protest of “Wall Street Banks”. He tells us that there were about 12 people in all (not counting the police who were close by). Here’s the slideshow: Thanks, Alex, for letting us post your stunning photography!
I can’t see the beautiful photos.
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The Occupy Movement has become rather lame unfortunately. Just my opinion.
what are they protesting?
The OCCUPY MOVEMENT seemed to me to be OK in that it seemed to say too much wealth has been accumulated by too few people—and from that it seemed logical to simply up income and death taxes and to do away with the stepped-up cost basis when a person dies. An OCCUPY thought in my own mind developed when walking through Wallingford for most houses have setbacks but many are right up to the curb. I like the idea of building on your own property right up to your own curb. It is your property and you pay taxes on it and you have the right to exclude others. As part of the OCCUPY MOVEMENT I think there should be a movement to do away with the setback rules. Then a landowner can truly OCCUPY his or her own land.
As much as I wish the Occupy movement could pull it together in a way that would unify the 99%, I did enjoy the little band on 45th playing the “Hokey Pokey”. Could not believe the number of police — at least 4 cars and 2 bicycle cops. (I mean, couldn’t we be a bit more focused on gun violence?)
Highlight of the afternoon: a painted van drove by, with occupants honking and waving. Painted on the windows was “Occupy Federal Way”. Had to wonder how that’s working out for them.
@6: By “death tax” I assume you mean “estate tax”.
Wallingford residents who live in a million dollar house neighborhood protesting big banks? Seems like there is something more worthy that people can protest or better yet, help with.
Bless the people who are making an effort – however and wherever they can – to identify and resist the rising inequality and the disproportionality in our country and in so many other parts of the world. Nothing good comes from power and resources and income concentrated in the hands of so few while so many go with little or without.
Well said, walkingroun! I love the photo of the two bicycle police resting at a tree. Nice job on documenting!