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Wednesday, October 12, 2011

"More Tents, More Tarps, More People" - Day 27 #OccupyDC, #OccupyWallStreet

@johnRquinn: "More tents, more tarps, more people"

[Update: Looks like some police action in #OccupyHouston. Livestream.]

[Update: #OccupyWallStreet crossing the pond this weekend: Occupy Wall Street protests come to London]

FDL's #OWS liveblog from yesterday continues, will add new link when today's appears: Live Blog for #OWS: Day 26, Occupy Boston Raided by Police.

Day 27 of #OccupyWallStreet - #OccupyEverywhere - brings more growth, strength and solidarity. #OccupyPortlander carpenterpoetzz reports:
Lots of people on infrastructure and straw was delivered today which is giving the mud a run for it’s money. The mood seems very good. I stayed til Sunday night and my body finally gave out on me. Caffeine, nicotine, adrenaline, and pain meds only take you so far. I went down for part of the GA tonight. People here are used to getting rained on and the city allowing us to use tents is a huge plus. The food is good and hot and lots of donated goodies, I had hot apple pie delivered to my tent at 2:30 AM the first night. The medic team is well organized. There is a library, kid’s recreation, and Info booth. The consensus process is taking time to become natural to people unused to the format, but they seem to be training new facilitators which keeps new faces running the GA. I don’t know but from the pictures I’ve seen of other more publicized occupations, the Occupy PDX camp seems like it’s bigger than most if not all at least by the number of tents and campers. An amazing cross section of people too, all ages are well represented and hell it’s Portland so it has a definite hippie-vibe, but Portland is proud of being “Weird.” Lot’s of political opinions from Ron Paulites to Socialists and Anarchists. One of the reasons why consensus isn’t easy.
Videos from the #Occupation of the Hart Senate Building, including a cameo from your friendly neighborhood arrestin' officer:

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