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Old 10-08-2011, 08:58 PM
 
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The Occupy scene has swept this country in the last couple of weeks. Some cities have been more vibrant than others.

Which city has the most active and loudest protesters?


I heard Portland is having a very massive scene. It comes second to NYC according to reports.

DC is actually making its way.
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Old 10-08-2011, 09:19 PM
 
Location: Virginia Highland, GA
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http://www.myfoxatlanta.com/dpp/news/local_news/Wall-Street-Protesters-Gather-in-Atlanta-Park-20111007-ap-pk (broken link)

WTF is going on here???????????????????????

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Old 10-08-2011, 09:22 PM
 
Location: NC
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Portland
Washington
Boston
Philadelphia
Denver

all have pretty good Occupy scenes at the moment. A lot more (loads of cities) take place starting next Saturday.
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Old 10-08-2011, 09:33 PM
 
Location: Philly suburbs or Jersey Shore or Philadelphia
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I don't think a lot of people have been to more than one, really. Like today there were some people at Occupy Philadelphia who said they had come from Occupy Wall Street, but New York and Philly are so close that you probably won't see a lot of that. Obviously New York is the largest, but if Occupy Portland is almost as big as Occupy Wall Street, it's definitely the most vibrant (besides NYC?).
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Old 10-09-2011, 05:12 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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1,000 protesters in Philly. Got numbers for any other cities?
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Old 10-09-2011, 09:23 PM
 
Location: Carrboro and Concord, NC
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Charlotte: I don't know the numbers, but hundreds (600+ in the initial demonstration) in Charlotte, and it's evolved into a multi-day sit-in/camp-out there, ongoing for days. The aerial news photos of the Charlotte demonstration on Friday (in front of Bank of America's HQ) were impressive. I was surprised to see that kind of turnout there; several of the protesters interviewed were actually from smaller, more rural towns (and suburbs), down into upstate SC.

Raleigh: The demos in Raleigh have been smaller, but there have been several separate demonstrations. The Raleigh demos seem to be more students and working-class people - who have jobs or class during the week, so instead of a running demonstration that goes through the week, it's crowds (lower hundreds) that have gathered in front of the General Assembly for three consecutive weekends, with another planned next weekend.

Asheville: The demonstrations there have only drawn about 100-150 people at a time, but they have been running for more than a week now.

Wilmington, Greensboro, Winston-Salem, Durham: About 100 people; the W-S demonstration was slightly lower in numbers.

Elsewhere in North Carolina, there have smaller been "Occupy" demonstrations in Chapel Hill, Greenville, and Fayetteville.

Charlotte and Raleigh, and probably Asheville are looking (so far) like the most substantial and tenacious of the North Carolina "Occupy" gatherings.
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Old 10-09-2011, 09:25 PM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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What is this 'occupy scene' all about? I'm Australian.
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Old 10-09-2011, 09:49 PM
 
Location: 30-40N 90-100W
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I think they're referring to the "Occupy Wall Street" movement and its equivalents.

Occupy Wall Street - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Occupy Together*|*Home
Occupy Wall Street | NYC Protest for American Revolution

Calling it "a scene", like it's a new dance or club culture, did strike me as a bit odd too.
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Old 10-09-2011, 09:54 PM
 
Location: White Castle
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The occupy charlotte wasn't quite as live as I expected it to be considering this being the 2nd banking capital and all.
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Old 10-09-2011, 10:14 PM
 
Location: New York, NY
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....i would assume nyc would have the most vibrant "occupy" scene....
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