As happens at most leftist rallies, some of the participants stayed on-message and some didn’t, so it’s difficult to tell which protests in other cities were related to the activities in New York and which weren’t.
Many of the activists in lower Manhattan said they were demonstrating against the impending execution of convicted cop-killer Troy Davis in Georgia. In Washington, D.C., about 200 people led by Code Pink’s Medea Benjamin gathered outside a Columbia Heights shopping center on the evening of September 20 to protest the Davis death sentence. After Davis was sent to his maker the next day, around 500 people protested outside the White House.
Last year, George Goehl, executive director of Chicago-based National People’s Action, laid out the Left’s street protest strategy. He said “the banking crisis” was “the next big thing,” and “the way to build a big economic justice movement in this country.”
The next big exercise in Marxist mobocracy is scheduled for next month in the nation’s capital.
The October 2011 Coalition plans to take over Freedom Plaza near the White House, beginning October 6 “if any U.S. troops, contractors, or mercenaries remain in Afghanistan.” Protesters will “resist the corporate machine” by occupying the area “to demand that America’s resources be invested in human needs and environmental protection instead of war and exploitation.” The group’s stated goal is to make the plaza one block away from the White House “our Tahrir Square, Cairo.”
We’ll only have to wait a few more days to see if they mean business.
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